America Needs More College Graduates

A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce states that the United States’ colleges and universities will need to inccrease by 10% the number of degrees they confer in order to meet the workforce’s education requirements by 2018.  According to the report, 63% of jobs in the U.S. economy will require some education beyond high school.  This is an increase from 59% in 2008.  The report also state that just 19 states will be at that level.  Jobs for high school graduates will be concentrated in Southern states.  For state-by-state comparisons visit:

It would appear to me that in order to meet those requirements, states need to increase the number of students graduating from K-12 schools.  Therefore we should have some sort of cooperation between K-12 schools and univrsities to align what we are doing.