Reality vs Sputnik moment
Unfortunately, the reality is just too discouraging. The national average for college degree holders per county is only 27%!! For the most powerful nation on the earth to have such low numbers is shocking. Here is another look at a similar statistic, this time comparing US with other countries.
Clearly, a lot more needs to be done to encourage our kids to complete their college education. You can download and read the full report of the College Board.