June 27, 2010
Worth reading: this report from The Advisory Committee on Student Financial Aid, a group that advises the U.S. Department of Education and the Congress about student financial aid matters.
Titled, “The Rising Price of Inequality: How Inadequate Grant Aid Limits College Access and Persistence,” the report urges increased federal and state grant aid are necessary to sustain (let alone improve) enrollment and graduation rates.
Improving academic preparation of high school students is also needed, the report argues, but by itself improved preparation will not be sufficient to increase the percentage of Americans with a college degree.
A bath of cold water, but worth reading.