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Don't Let the Clock Run Out on College Opportunity for Young Americans

(3) Comments | Posted December 21, 2012 | 2:46 PM

Weeks of discussions regarding the fiscal cliff and the need to set the country on a sustainable course for future generations are notable for the glaring absence of one national priority: the need to preserve college as a viable option for future generations of young Americans. As we enter into...

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Mr. President: Improving the U.S. Education System Is Not a Competitive Sport

(9) Comments | Posted March 7, 2012 | 4:09 PM

Imagine if before March Madness started, individual teams and athletes competed for additional pots of money. The winning applicants would receive extra funds to do things like hire more coaches or purchase cutting-edge training equipment. Would we think this was a system that was fair and beneficial to the quality...

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Putting Education on the Chopping Block

(8) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 5:07 PM

Over the past few weeks, President Obama has consistently shared his vision for our nation's economic future while giving remarks about the federal government's fiscal policy. Intense examination of the fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget agreement has been of particular interest and concern to us all, including everyday Americans who...

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