We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job. The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start, and together, we’ve increased early childhood education, lifted high school graduation rates to new highs, and boosted graduates in fields like engineering. In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by providing Pre-K for all, offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one, and we should recruit and support more great teachers for our kids.
President Obama’s 2016 State of the Union Address
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We must continue to push toward a 90 percent graduation rate for all students. We must invest in evidence-based reforms and more effective use of resources for all students.

We must remain diligent and steadfast in our efforts to implement what we know is working — including heeding early warning signs and surrounding students with more caring adults both in and outside the classroom — and to eliminate what we know is not working, including suspension and expulsion policies that have a disparate impact on young people of color and students with disabilities. http://www.americaspromise.org/news/gradnation-leaders-speak-out-latest-national-grad-rate