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February 16, 2011

Are Obama's College Gains Possible?

Valerie Strauss from the Washington Post is on target here. And it goes without saying who is most lacking in those reading/writing skills.

October 20, 2010

The Reason Why Obama Will Miss His 2020 Goal

That goal, to boost the United States to the top of world rankings for college completion, won't happen, and today's report from the American Council on Education makes it clear why: men are not completing college at the same rate as women. The Post's version. If Obama and the national foundations ...

June 15, 2010

Don't Need College?

That's the argument of some who say there's no need to worry about the gender mismatches on college campuses. Not true, according to this report from Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. Look at the shift in B.A.-required jobs from 1973 to 2018, a rise from 9 percent to 23 pe...

May 26, 2010

Declining to Say the Obvious

Yes, the nation's dropout rate is a huge obstacle to President Obama's goal to push the United States to the top of the international education rankings by 2020, but who's not graduating? Until the administration acknowledges it has a gender problem (and not just a race and income problem) we'll nev...

April 28, 2010

Obama's Fatherhood Initiative

As a reader points out, Obama's fatherhood program -- the topic of one of my postings yesterday -- extends beyond the black community, as laid out in this Christian Science Monitor article. Still, when it comes to dealing with the problems boys are having in school, launching fatherhood initiatives...

February 24, 2010

Obama Really Has Only One Choice

The President has a set a goal of having the world's most educated workforce by 2020, as measured by OECD standards of those holding at least a two-year degree. The recession, however, is cutting into progress toward that goal. But, there's another way to meet that goal: Focus on the population tha...

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