How Do We Fix Higher Education? Preparing Future Generations for Success, Oct. 30

Posted by World Affairs Council of Philadelphia on October 22, 2019

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, in partnership with Penn State Abington, is presenting a panel discussion on policy issues in higher education. This event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 30, 2019.

We would like to invite you to join us for this important conversation—tickets to the program are only $20. Topics will include student debt, free college, vocational schools, and an overall discussion on the trajectory of the United States’ higher education system. We would also love to invite any students you work with to join us, as we have a special student ticket price of just $5 for the event.

LOCATION: Penn State Abington, 1600 Woodland Road, Abington, PA 19001

5 p.m. Registration opens
5-6 p.m. Reception (for those ticket holders)
6 p.m. Program
7:30 p.m. Conclusion

It seems that one of the hottest topics leading up to the 2020 Presidential Election is the United States’ higher education system—particularly what we should do about ballooning costs for students and families and how we should tackle the $1.5 trillion crisis that is student debt (the second-highest consumer debt category, beaten only by mortgage debt).

But the answer to the question on how, specifically, to address these issues remains elusive.

The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia and Penn State Abington are partnering to bring together a panel of experts who will focus on the many proposals that have been “floated” by campaigning politicians and organizations seeking to alleviate these problems and whether or not those ideas are realistic—and if not, how our country can solve them.

For more information and to register, click here.



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