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College-Attainment Data Widely Misinterpreted, Analyst Says

Ever wonder about the data policymakers cite when arguing that the U.S. has slipped on college attainment, and needs to step it up? Well, former NCES analyst Cliff Adelman did, and he's raising questions about it in a new paper. My colleague Debbie Viadero has a story on our Web site about it. Take a look; these numbers are a key part of the foundation for President Obama's "college for all" push.

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