Join New America partner, Zócalo Public Square, and UCLA for a critical discussion of America's public universities.
America's public universities are in crisis. The nation's success in the global economy depends on producing more college graduates, but our graduation rates have slipped in comparison to the rest of the world. In response to state budget constraints, public universities continue to make deep cuts and raise tuition, making it harder for students to afford higher education. And those who do earn a degree enter a weak job market carrying more debt than ever before. With an election approaching, university leaders visit Zócalo to ask what the higher education agenda of the next president should be.
Please note that this event will be held at the National Press Club.