Lumina's Leader Sets Lofty Goals for Fund's Role in Policy Debates

Soon after Jamie P. Merisotis took over the Lumina Foundation for Education last year, he began talking about a "big goal."

America must increase the proportion of its population with degrees or credentials to 60 percent by 2025, in order to remain globally competitive and meet the nation's growing demand for college-educated workers, he said. The United States, he warned, is falling behind, and the foundation would make reversing the trend the core of its work.

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