The United States is moving from perceived American exceptionalism to concrete educational plans. As the Obama administration continues to promote the US’s goal of leading the world in college graduates by 2020, questions remain.
The 2020 dream is a beautiful one, an inspiring one. But, subsidizing it is a concern for many.
There are citizens (and non-citizens alike) who are independently wealthy and/or unconcerned with money; however, for the majority of us, school is useful, promising and sought after to the extent that we believe it is attainable.
If we feast on the globe’s cerebral delicacies, who’s left with the tab?
The answers are complex, yet providing help tends to make things easier. I touched on potential, paper and pupils in a piece for HBCU Digest.