Monday, June 15, 2015

We're far from 40-40-20, but Oregon is optimistic

Statesman Journal
June 13th, 2015

More than 4,800 local high school seniors walked down aisles and across stages to accept their diplomas this month.
Most of them by now have probably made the decision of what comes next: college or no college?
If all goes according to former Gov. John Kitzhaber's plan to boost economic prosperity in Oregon, all of those graduates eventually will fall into one of three categories.
According to a statewide goal, by 2025, 40 percent of working-age Oregonians will have at least a bachelor's degree, another 40 percent will have an associate degree or certificate, and the remaining 20 percent will have a high school diploma. As it stands, numbers obtained by the Oregon Education Investment Board through U.S. Census data are far from 40-40-20.

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