Thursday, October 13, 2011

NEW on! Increasing College Completion.

More than 40 million people now receive food stamps, an increase of nearly 50 percent since 2007, and economists predict that 1 in 4 children will be living in poverty in the near future. The brunt of this economic devastation is being borne by workers with the least education, who have suffered the greatest and most persistent job losses, plunging formerly working, self-sufficient families into poverty. Post-secondary education and training has kept more people competitive in this most recent recession but studies show that the United States will have one million fewer college graduates than will actually be needed to rebuild a strong economy for the future. As jobs change to require more education and as states transition to knowledge-based economies, policymakers need strategies to ensure improved college graduation rates. Policyfor now provides state policies to improve college readiness, access, persistence and completion.

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