American Graduation Initiative
Obama announced the initiative at Macomb Community College in suburban Detroit in the summer of 2009. He proposed investing roughly $12 billion in community colleges over 10 years, with the goal of greatly improving their performance in getting students through to earn degrees and credentials, and increasing the number of community college graduates by 5 million over that time.
In an effort to help ensure passage of the controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Obama reduced funding for the college initiative to $2 billion, for career training, through a program administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- The End of the American Graduation Initiative
- Marcus, Jon (July 7, 2011). "Two years after Obama's college initiative, major obstacles remain". The Olympian. Retrieved 2011-07-07.