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Lt. Gov. Wants To Cut College Dropout Rate 


WBBM Radio
July 21, 2011
By Alex Degman

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS) — Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has a lofty goal – to ensure 60 percent of the state’s working-age adults are college-educated by 2025.

As WBBM Newsradio 780’s Alex Degman reports, only 40 percent of adults hold a college degree today. Simon is urging Gov. Pat Quinn to sign legislation creating an incentive program for institutions that effectively retain their students until they graduate.