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‘College-going culture’ improves quality of life, economy
By Dr. Barbara Hioco
The leaders of California’s three public higher education systems recently united in a call to update the state’s 50-year-old Master Plan for Higher Education.
While the once innovative master plan opened college doors to millions of Californians in the 1960s and decades that followed, Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California, correctly notes, “We can do more.”
Next Steps in Goal of Nurturing a College-Going Culture
by Dr. Barbara Hioco and Cheri Cruz
Figures released by the Legislative Analyst’s Office have shown that the Central Valley of California has far fewer high school students who seek college degrees or training to develop job skills than the statewide average.