FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo, graduates sing before President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Conven

 

              FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo, graduates sing before President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Conven
FILE - In this May 16, 2011, file photo, graduates sing before President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address at the Booker T. Washington High School graduation at Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tenn. One in four Americans doesn’t earn a high school diploma on time. The nation lags internationally in the percentage of young people who complete college. And for future college students, tuition costs are climbing at a double-digit clip. If the U.S. wants to remain globally competitive, those trends must be reversed before the country is set back decades _ perhaps irrevocably. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)