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ERIC Number: EJ886323
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-1803
Meeting the Challenge
Murray, Corey; Ullman, Ellen
Community College Journal, v80 n5 p22-24, 26-29 Apr-May 2010
President Obama wants it. Billionaire business mogul turned philanthropist Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, say it's key to the nation's economic future. But are America's colleges really poised to regain the world lead in college graduates by 2020? Doing so would require adding an additional 5 million graduates during the next decade--a lofty goal by any measure, especially considering the trend of the past several years. Community colleges, fortunately, have not been asked to shoulder the burden alone. Philanthropic heavyweights such as the Gates Foundation and Lumina Foundation for Education, among others, have donated millions to the cause. The authors discuss the challenges community colleges should address to improve the national graduation rate. If America is to meet the challenge and become the world's top producer of college- and career-ready graduates, the key will be the contributions of the nation's 1,173 community colleges.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A