Hey, Let’s Get More Potential Dropouts Into College!
Bill Quick

Chicago college leaders to join Obama in campaign to lure low-income students – chicagotribune.com

WASHINGTON — More than 80 presidents of colleges and universities will gather with President Barack Obama at the White House Thursday as the administration kicks off a campaign to encourage low-income students to attend college.

What could possibly go wrong?  This: 

The Miserable Odds of a Poor Student Graduating From College (in 2 Graphs) – Jordan Weissmann – The Atlantic

But graduation rates are perhaps even more appalling. Just 9 percent of students from the poorest families complete a degree — meaning less than a third who ever enroll make it to commencement.

The theory Obama is pushing seems to be similar to the notion that a company losing money on every sale can make up the difference by increasing the sales volume.

But then, Obama doesn’t really get that math stuff very well.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


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