“The challenge is that we are seeing an increase in demand and concerns that we are not producing at a pace fast enough to keep up with that demand, and in particular we are not producing enough of our own talent,” Tippett said. “We are doing a lot of importation from other places.”
The Leaky Pipeline Report analyzed the North Carolina in-state, public postsecondary pipeline which follows the transition of public school students from elementary school through the completion of postsecondary education at a UNC-system university or a North Carolina Community College.
According to the report, an increasing amount of public school students fall out of the pipeline during the transition from high school to postsecondary education. The report highlights the large racial and ethnic