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Opinion

Joseph E. Aoun

Giving students an enterprising path to start on

AS WE continue to look for strategies to jump-start the American economy, here’s one way we can promote innovation and accelerate economic growth over the longer term: give every college student the opportunity to be an entrepreneur.

There’s no doubt students would support such an initiative. In a recent national poll commissioned by Northeastern University, more than two-thirds of Americans between 18 and 30 said it’s “extremely important” or “very important” for colleges and universities to teach students about entrepreneurship, including how to start their own businesses.

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