Realistic Solutions to Big College Problems: Overhauling the Higher Education Act

Capitol Hill Briefing
September 18, 2019 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

2044 Rayburn House Office Building

Opening remarks by The Honorable Rick Scott, United States Senator, Florida; Featuring Phil Magness, Coauthor, Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Moral Mess of Higher Education; Richard Vedder, Author, Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America; Todd Zywicki, Coeditor, Unprofitable Schooling: Examining Causes of, and Fixes for, America’s Broken Ivory Tower; moderated by Neal McCluskey, Director, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute.

American higher education is in a bad place: public confidence is dropping, prices are daunting, and presidential candidates are clamoring to fundamentally change how it’s funded. Join us to hear U.S. Senator Rick Scott (R-FL) discuss his interest in finding solutions to the many problems with higher education policy. Attendees will then hear from the authors and editors of three new books tackling higher education’s myriad ailments and how to fix them. Many things must change in the ivory tower, and you’ll hear clear, grounded ideas about what those should be.

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