REPORTING: MICHAEL EDWARD MILLER
Tennessee’s college graduation rates are lagging, according to a report from www.completecollege.org. In Tennessee, less than half of full-time university students earn a degree within six years.
Governor Bredesen is calling for education reform, hoping to improve that. Recently, in a press release, Bredesen said the state can do better, and it must do better. Bredesen is urging lawmakers to pass the “Complete College Tennessee Act of 2010.” The act could transform the way higher education is funded in the Volunteer State.
Today on Around and About, Dr. Roger Brown, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, joins us to discuss this. Dr. Brown says he wasn’t surprised to hear about the graduation rate. He said officials have known this for a long time.
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