College graduation rates have been a focus for Obama and his administration, and the president has said he wants the nation’s college graduation rates to top the world by 2020.
The budget also would provide $9.3 billion for competitive grants to states over the next 10 years to improve the quality of early learning programs and prepare students for success in kindergarten.
“The president has set a goal that America once again will lead the world in college completion,” Duncan said. “To do that by the end of the decade, we need to improve the education at every level, from birth through the end of college. This budget puts us on a path toward success and meeting that goal.”
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