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Why We Must Value Community College Success

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April 01, 2014 AT 8:21 AM
As many as 90 million U.S. adults lack the key skills in reading, writing and math to qualify for well-paying jobs. In addition, they may lack personal and social skills sought by employers in today’s labor market. They are trapped in low-paid, dead-end jobs or worse, in unemployment. Education is the most powerful arrow in the poverty-fighter’s quiver. Individuals who earn an associate degree earn, on average, about $10,000 more per year than will college dropouts. According to the U.S.