Statement from Robert King, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and a member of The American Dream 2.0 Coalition:

“The recommendations in The American Dream 2.0 Report call for an overhaul of our nation’s financial aid system to both expand college access and increase the number of graduates. This report raises the right questions, tackles the tough issues, and its recommendations, if implemented, will bolster the economic competitiveness of Kentucky and our nation by producing more college graduates.”

The American Dream 2.0 Coalition represents a diverse group of national leaders who are concerned about the twin challenges of the increasing number of students who enter college but do not complete and affordability. To find out more about the 18-member coalition, visit http://americandream2-0.com/about-our-coalition/.

The American Dream 2.0 was underwritten by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

The news release can be accessed here. The complete report and more information is available at http://americandream2-0.com/.


We believe in the transformative power of postsecondary education. Stronger by Degrees, the new strategic agenda for Kentucky’s colleges and universities and adult basic education, is powering a stronger Kentucky economy and improving the lives of Kentuckians. To learn more about Stronger by Degrees, visit http://cpe.ky.gov/strongerbydegrees.
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