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WAVE 3 News Editorial - May 6, 2014: Pass the Cap

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By Ken Selvaggi - email
WAVE 3 News Vice President and General Manager

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Our Pass the Cash segments reported each week by Dawne Gee have uplifted several people in WAVE Country the past several years. We applaud a new twist on it: Pass The Cap, led by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Madeline Abramson.

The goal is for graduates this month to give their graduation caps to someone they believe can earn a college degree – a friend, neighbor, sister or brother, parent, high school student, adult learner trying to complete what they started years ago – any number of people.  

It is an outgrowth of the 55,000 Degree effort in our community to have that many more college graduates in the Louisville area by 2020.

We wish the best for the entire Class of 2014 and encourage all members of the Class to pass their graduation cap to someone else, to encourage them to achieve the same status.

Ultimately, the aim is for 40 percent of the adult workforce in Louisville to hold a bachelor's degree and 10 percent an associate degree in the next six years.

If we accomplish that, Louisville would move into the top tier of peer cities in education attainment.

Passing your cap will literally be like passing the cash, should the person you pass it to become a college graduate.

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