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Chautauqua Institution's 2010 In Depth Program

Dear Friends,

The saga of education reform continues, now almost 30 years after the release of the Reagan administration’s “Nation at Risk” report. Some might say that we are more at risk today than ever. More students live in poverty; high school graduation rates are stable at an unacceptable rate of 70 percent for the overall population, but fall below 50 percent in many urban and rural communities; the United States has fallen from first in the world to 13th in higher education participation.

Clearly, our economic interests and our democratic traditions cannot tolerate this situation.

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