Arne Duncan op-ed: Why post-high school planning matters

Courtesy of The Chicago Tribune. By Arne Duncan

For much of the last 150 years, America out-educated most other nations in the world, which drove the world’s strongest economy, built the middle class and made the American Dream possible for millions.

In recent years, however, many other countries have caught up to us. Meanwhile, the economy has changed. According to the Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University, by 2020 two-thirds of new jobs will require at least a two-year or four-year degree or some form of post-high school job training.

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