Education Opinion

Obama Really Has Only One Choice

By Richard Whitmire — February 24, 2010 1 min read
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The President has a set a goal of having the world’s most educated workforce by 2020, as measured by OECD standards of those holding at least a two-year degree. The recession, however, is cutting into progress toward that goal.

But, there’s another way to meet that goal: Focus on the population that’s causing our poor showing on that education standard -- men. Currently, 62 percent of those earning associate degrees are men. Wouldn’t it make sense to place efforts there? That won’t happen, however, unless Obama decides to take on some women’s advocacy groups that won’t want to see attention stray from their issues.

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