Obama Calls for Better Data on Students and Urges Colleges to Control Cost

“In a speech that stressed shared responsibility for improving education and urged better systems of accountability, President Obama reiterated his belief today that America’s long-term prosperity rests heavily on the nation’s ability to do a better job of educating its people. The president urged states and school districts to create better data systems to track students’ educational progress from childhood through college, told colleges and universities they needed ‘to control spiralling costs,’ and said individuals have a responsibility to themselves and to their country to ‘walk through the doors of opportunity’ …” (more)

[Sara Hebel, Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 March]

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