There is nothing in the world like the American system of postsecondary education. These remarkable institutions need to be celebrated, supported, and nurtured if our country and our economy have hope of viability in the future.
Each additional level of education from high school and beyond brings with it greater economic security. Over the course of an individual's lifetime, a college degree is arguably one of the best investments a person can make.
According to a College Board report released earlier this month, college graduates on average earned about $22,000 more than those with just a high school diploma ($55,700 compared to $33,800) in 2008.