Closing Argument: How to get American youth to graduate from college?

By Kinga Janik

Aug 10, 2010 12:06am

New statistics reveal the US has fallen from 1st to 12th place in global rankings in the percentage of students achieving at least an associate’s degree. 40.4% of 25- to 34-year-old Americans held such a degree in 2007, far less than Canada’s 55.8%, and the other leaders South Korea and Russia at 55.5%. See full rankings (   
President Obama said today his goal is to increase the college graduation rate to 60% over the next 10 years. So what can the US do to bolster college graduation rates and keep its young people competitive in the global economy?

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