Lumina's leader sets lofty goals for fund's role in policy debates
A major profile in the The Chronicle of Higher Education portrays Jamie Merisotis ’86, president of the Lumina Foundation for Education, as a U.S. higher education policy leader whose “big goal” has caught the attention of the Obama White House. Merisotis wants America to increase the proportion of its population with degrees or credentials to 60 percent by 2025. “We should ask ourselves why other countries are doing a much better job than we are in educating their people,” he says, “and why we are satisfied with an attainment level that we reached 40 years ago and that other countries have pushed well beyond.” [Original story]
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