According to the Opportunity Index, about 75% of American students graduate from high school. These graduates will be eligible to enter post-secondary institutions – an increasingly important step in order to secure a good-paying job in the 21st century economy.
We are pleased to announce that Opportunity Leader John Sharify, General Manager of Seattle Community Colleges Television, has won a Regional Emmy for his 2012 report, "The New Poor" for KING 5 News Seattle.
As Americans, we know that education is the gateway to opportunity. Until fairly recently, it was one policy area on which the U.S. Congress was able to work across the aisle, compromise and pass legislation
As our economy has sputtered along over the last few years, data is proving that a four-year degree is not as tightly linked to higher earning as it once was, and no longer guarantees access to the middle class job market.
Two dozen Opportunity Leaders and Scholars were joined by coalition members and our friends and staff. We urged members of Congress to support measures that will expand educational and economic opportunity for our nation’s youth.