Harvard EdCast: 2020 VisionBy Matt Weber
Currently, only 50 percent of college students graduate with a degree. To remain competitive as a country and build on the amazing potential of our students, we must figure out how to stem this tide. In his first joint address to Congress on February 24, 2009, President Obama set a goal that the nation should once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by the year 2020.
In this edition of the Harvard EdCast, Martha Kanter, Ed.M.’74, under secretary of education, U.S. Department of Education, shares progress of President Obama’s 2020 College Graduation Goal and how to improve both college access and completion.
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About the Harvard EdCast
The Harvard EdCast is a weekly series of podcasts, available on the Harvard University iTunes U page, that features a 15-20 minute conversation with thought leaders in the field of education from across the country and around the world. Hosted by Matt Weber, the Harvard EdCast is a space for educational discourse and openness, focusing on the myriad issues and current events related to the field.