Open Letter to the 2012 U.S. Presidential Candidates

A Breakthrough Opportunity: The Next Four Years for Higher Education in the United States: An open letter to the 2012 presidential candidates

Rapid educational progress is increasingly urgent and increasingly possible. Resistance to change and misguided searches for easy answers are fading, and promising approaches to achieve unprecedented and essential levels of student learning are emerging. Fifty years ago, focus, shared commitment, collaboration, and creative consensus building among educators and policymakers enabled America to achieve unprecedented educational attainment for the baby boom generation—it is time to do the same for the next generation of Americans. 

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Author: 
Officers, Members, and Past Members of State Higher Education Executive Officers