Is Higher Education at a Tipping Point?
National Press Club
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
6:00 p.m. — light reception
7:00 p.m. — panel discussion
Most agree the pursuit of higher education increases opportunities, but questions of access, quality and affordability continue to arise. Some believe the four-year, on-campus experience should be a goal for everyone. Others see online, pre-professional and technical programs as more practical, lessening the time and cost to degree and preparing students more efficiently for an automated, information-based economy.
What is the value of a college education and what does that education look like today? Should governments be spending more for this public good, or is college a personal benefit to be paid for individually? What should we do better to increase access for traditionally underrepresented groups? How will proposals to reauthorize the Higher Education Act make an impact?
Please join UCLA Chancellor Gene Block, Los Angeles Times Washington bureau chief David Lauter, education law expert Elizabeth Meers, and UCLA vice provost for enrollment management Youlonda Copeland-Morgan for a live conversation on the future of public higher education.