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Business First, Cuts to work-force funding would be catastrophic for area

By James C. Worthington

Date Published: 3/18/2011

Our educational attainment levels in the Louisville region are far below the nation’s most educated cities, such as Boston and Seattle. We lag even those of key regional competitors, such as Columbus, Indianapolis and Nashville.

To address this challenge, civic, political and corporate leaders have endorsed a “stretch goal” for our region. They propose not just to continue our current pace of improvement, but to speed it up substantially by producing 55,000 additional associate’s and bachelor’s degree recipients by 2020.

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