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Bob Wise’s Video Blog: Cutting Deficits is Important but Cutting Dropouts is Vital

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May 02, 2011 03:22 pm

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Today we are introducing a new feature on the blog – video blogs. This first one is by Bob Wise, president of the Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia. He discusses his recent visit to Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College to deliver a commencement speech and points out that many of the students attending school there had to take out loans in order to earn their degree. Gov. Wise urges Congress to take a lesson from these students and the nation’s families, who often borrow money or do whatever else is necessary to ensure access to a quality education. He argues that cutting deficits is important, but cutting dropouts is vital.

If you have any reactions to or comments about Gov. Wise’s video, please post them in the comments section below. You may also post any questions for Gov. Wise in the comments section.

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