WASHINGTON (CNN) – President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for all Americans to commit to at least one year of higher education or career training.
"This can be community college or a four-year school; vocational training or an apprenticeship," he said in his address to a joint session of Congress.
"But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma."
He touted the billions for education - from early childhood education expansion to college-loan programs - in his recently approved economic stimulus package and set a goal of having the highest college graduation rate in the world by 2020.
If Pelosi had higher education she would have not worn that burlap bag on national TV!
Be careful what you wish for, educated people don't vote for Democrats.
You want to improve education...cut out multiple choice questions. Let's adopt the British standard and really learn to critically think. That way we weed out the knuckleheads who'll eventually go into politics anyway.
McCain where is Osama???? You said during your presidential run that you knew where Osama was and how to catch him. We are waiting!!!!!
We MUST educate our nation.
now we are talking...education is the key...so true....
Kummit to hier edukashun?
I don't need that. I got my skateboard, iPod and an internet.
It's hard for people to commit to higher education when schools are allowed to charge such ridiculous tuition!
Not only that, but tell the government to bail us out of our student loans, so that we can spend our money to stimulate the economy instead of adding it back to the government's coffers (with the added interest we pay) to be spent on special interests and making sure they are happy!
Fine–as long as it's more productive, and less pointless, than NCLB.
I'm in college and I can say that Americans DON'T need a college education to make it. There are plenty of jobs which don't require higher education, such as in the music industry, which is where I'm headed.
I loved the comment the president made that when students drop out of high school they're not just quitting on themselves, they're quitting on their country or something like that. Basically meaning that we all have an obligation to our country to become the most productive that we can in order to give back. I thought it was also great when he called on everyone to obtain at least a year of higher education.
The fact remains higher education is so very important for our future, but the costs for it are breathtakingly high.
College should be affordable to those who want and need to attend, but way too many simply cannot afford it and that's a shame.
This must be a priority is any plan and must be at the top of the list.
We must have a educated country to compete in the worlds markets and keep up with the ever surging technological advances!
Why encourage ones to apprentice and improove education?
When the corporations and small businesses have there taxes increased they won't be able to afford to hire more workers, and if they do they won't be able to afford to pay them what they used to pay them. Not when their taxes are increased.