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Is Higher Education Worth the Cost? Wrong Question

Jan 26, 2012

In President Obama’s State of the Union address, he noted the importance of college attainment in closing the skills gap in our country. He’s right and his timing couldn’t be better because it has become fashionable in some quarters to suggest that higher education is no longer worth the cost.

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The Declining Value of a High School Diploma

Dec 13, 2011

The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution is producing some of the most interesting and revealing data out there on higher education and jobs. This chart is a real stunner. It shows what has happened to employment prospects for male high school graduates, both in terms of rates and salaries.

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House testimony on Keeping College Within Reach

Nov 30, 2011

On Wednesday, Nov. 30, Lumina President and CEO Jamie Merisotis testified before committee members to help examine the causes of rising college tuition and to discuss innovative ways some institutions are lowering costs. Merisotis emphasized the need to change our graduation standard from a system based on time to a system based on actual student learning.

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Jamie Merisotis: Improving Education Through Data Quality

June 07, 2011

As millions of high school and college students graduate across the country this month and last, it's important to stop and ask if enough is being done in education to help revive the economy and put more Americans to work.

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Big Goals and Tough Budgets: Strengthening Tennessee’s Colleges and Universities in Times of Fiscal Austerity

March 16, 2011

Jamie Merisotis says raising college attainment in a time of fiscal restraint is urgent.

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Arizona's Economic Recovery: The Vital Role of Colleges and Universities

Feb 23, 2011

Merisotis speaks to Arizona's Higher Education, Innovation and Reform Committee about a proven way to stimulate job creation: increase educational attainment.

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Arizona lawmakers work to increase access to higher education

Feb 23, 2011

The Arizona House of Representatives Committee for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform hears testimony on how Arizona and other states are working to increase access to higher education.

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Testimony of Jamie P. Merisotis to the Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

Jan 29, 2009

Testimony of Jamie P. Merisotis, to the Connecticut Legislature, Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee

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