President Obama and Secretary Duncan joined General Colin Powell for the announcement of “Grad Nation” — a 10-year campaign to mobilize America to reverse the dropout crisis and help our children be prepared for success in college, work and life.
Goals of the campaign:
- Ensure that 90% of today’s 4th graders graduate from high school on time.
- Help fulfill the President’s goal to be the world’s leader in the proportion of college graduates by 2020.
Read the transcript of the video below.