"The future of individual citizens, communities, states, and the nation will . . . require public policies assuring that most Americans benefit from at least two years of education and training beyond high school," according to Patrick M. Callan and Joni E. Finney of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education. In a report commissioned by JFF, they describe the economic and social imperatives for significantly increasing higher education access and attainment in the population.
Multiple Pathways and State Policy also identifies the elements of a new public policy infrastructure needed for educational reform on this scale.