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ERIC Number: EJ825844
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-12
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-5982
U.S. Falling behind on Education and Lacks Data, Report Card Finds
Hebel, Sara
Chronicle of Higher Education, v55 n16 pA14 Dec 2008
Many states, and the United States as a whole, are doing a better job than they were two years ago of preparing students for college and expanding access to higher education, according to a national report card on higher education released last week. But the country continues to slip behind other nations on measures of enrollment and degree completion, particularly among young adults, the report found. On the subject of college affordability, it gave failing grades to all but one state, California. The fifth biennial report, issued by the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, paints a bleak picture on a number of fronts and declares that the United States' performance in many of the higher-education areas the center assesses (preparation, participation, affordability, degree completion, benefits to states, and learning) is inadequate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Assessment of Educational Progress