Obama cites education as one of top priorities

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February 27, 2009

12:06 AM

President Barack Obama called on every American to “commit” to attending at least one year of college so that the country can reclaim its mantle as the best-educated nation in the world, according to Inside Higher Ed.

Along with education, the president cited energy and health care as the government’s top priorities.

He also mentioned that an increasing number of jobs in America require a college degree, but a shrinking proportion of Americans have completed their college education.

“[We] will provide the support necessary for you to complete college and meet a new goal: by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world,” the president said in his first speech to a joint session of Congress.

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