Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Shift funding, not policy; turn freshmen into graduates

Statesman Journal
June 17th, 2015

Higher education in Oregon is fortunate to have many advocates returning to Salem year after year in support of our students. Dedicated legislators wrestle with the nagging issues of affordability, graduation rates and degrees that meet Oregon’s economic needs.
Several hundred people – from guidance counselors and college presidents to students themselves – testify each session about the gantlet that students traverse between enrolling and earning a degree. There is universal agreement that something must be done so that more students can access college, get a degree and become part of a highly skilled, diverse workforce helping to reinvigorate the middle class.

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