July 18th, 2011
04:06 PM ET
General Colin Powell and his wife Alma were at the White House today to talk about education with business leaders and administration officials. The topic of the roundtable discussion was how to build on government and business partnerships aimed at improving the American education system.
After the meeting General Powell explained why the education system needs help now, " A quarter of our kids don't finish high school, but a more troubling statistic is that 50 percent, roughly, of our minority kids are not finishing high school. And in one generation our minorities in America. African-Americans, Hispanic, Asians and Indian Americans will be over 50 percent of the population. " "So we have a challenge in front of us, and all of America has to come together to work on that challenge" he added.
a list of attendees after the jump
Participants in Today’s Meeting Include: