From Inside Higher Ed: A coalition of colleges, nonprofit organizations and education foundations are calling for the next governor of California to set a degree-attainment goal for the state.
The groups, led by the Campaign for College Opportunity, are encouraging the next governor to set a 60 percent college attainment goal and to close racial equity gaps in college opportunity by 2030.
Californians will select their next governor in November. The state's lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is running against Republican John Cox.
"California's candidates for governor are rightfully concerned about the economic future of the state," Michele Siqueiros, president of the Campaign for College Opportunity, said in a news release...
Full story at:
Note: The organization behind the campaign says it was founded by MALDEF, a Latino group, the California Business Roundtable, and the Community College League of California, in part out of concern for the fate of the 1960 Master Plan. It is funded by various foundations. Website: http://collegecampaign.org/