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Barack Obama is trying to raise the rate of American college graduates from 40% to 60% in the next decade and according to an article in Gawker, this is an impossible feat.
I do not know whether or not I agree or disagree with the fact that this is an impossible number to achieve, as we would have to dive into growth statistics from the past to compare the rate of change we have experience in the last decade.
Whether or not this number is achievable or not, I think the initiative is the right one. Goals are set not to always be achieved but to strive towards. I fully support Obama's vision and goal of trying to shoot for a higher rate of college graduates. At least more than 50%. Think about it. Is it shocking to think that only 4 out of every 10 Americams graduates from college. Keeping that number in mind, think about how many of your friends are in college and how many graduate college. Its probably not 4 out of 10. Probably more like 8 or 9 out of 10 or even 10 out of 10.
The deeper initiative behind the pushing our populations collegiate graduation rate is not shoot for the impossible as it is so laid out negatively in Gawker, but an initiative to build up the middle class that is slowly diminishing, degrees poverty and generally give people the opportunity to educate themselves and better their lives. We live in one of the most powerful and wealthy countries in the world.
A 60% graduation rate is not such a long shot.
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