The state-by-state system leaves many students 'inadequately prepared,' Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday at a Monitor breakfast.
The administration's plan includes enabling shareholders to act as checks on top executives' compensation and appointing a pay czar for bailed-out firms.
Economic sanctions are designed to send a strong message without prompting a belligerent backlash.
The legal issues raised in the case against the deal are likely to arise again with General Motors.
Poor job market motivates many to earn their high school equivalency certificate.
At issue: Coercing debtors into waiving rights they don't know they have.
Bickering and divisiveness among democrats within former Soviet states could lead to authoritarian, anti-Western rule.