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Federal Access Policies and Higher Education for Working Adults

For the last 50 years, political, business, civic, and educational leaders
have generally agreed that postsecondary education benefits both individuals
and society. For individuals with a college degree, earnings are
approximately 75 percent greater on average than for individuals with only a
high school diploma. College-educated adults are also more likely to be
employed more regularly and be in jobs with health and retirement benefits.
They boast higher personal savings levels, and work in safer and more
comfortable conditions in a positive organizational environment.
College-educated individuals have improved health and life expectancy,
increased personal status, more hobbies and leisure activities, and provide
improved life opportunities for their offspring.

Continue article:
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/10/access_policies.html

Full Report PDF (28 pages):
http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/10/pdf/access_policies.pdf

Read
<http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/10/pdf/access_policies.pdf>
the full report (pdf)

Rootage:  http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/10/20/qt

 Another report
<http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2008/10/postsecondary_pathways.html>
from the group focuses on developing pathways to college for high school
dropouts. 

 

 

 


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