Study Shows Americans' Confidence in Higher Education is Dropping

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Media Outlet: Ed Surge

Amy Laitinen was quoted in Ed Surge about Varying Degrees, a New America survey on the public opinion of higher education. 

“Today’s economic reality is that having some type of education beyond high school is critical to getting a well-paying job,” Amy Laitinen, director of higher education at New America, said in a press announcement. However, the report reads, “the results show that people are aware that the American Dream is increasingly out of reach.”

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Amy Laitinen is director for higher education with the Education Policy program at New America. She previously served as a policy advisor on higher education at both the U.S. Department of Education and the White House.