Education undersecretary stresses need for more college grads during UW speech
- Speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Tuesday, U.S. Department of Education Undersecretary Martha Kanter emphasized the importance of higher education to America's economic and social future.
- Kanter praised the university's 83% graduation rate over the last six years, and spoke on the need to increase the number of options that can help people complete degrees, using MOOCs and UW's Flex Option degree as examples.
- Additionally, she addressed the increasing financial burden on college graduates and the sequestration's effect on student financial aid, expressing hope that continuing budget talks would bring about a solution.
From the article:
... “If all of them could have the outcomes that the University of Wisconsin-Madison has … America would far exceed its international competitors in terms of a highly educated college group of Americans,” Kanter said. ...
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