"Tonight I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be a community college or a four-year school. Vocational training, or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option. It's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country, and this country needs and values the talents of every American."
-- President Barack Obama