Featuring the author Ralph Nader; with comments by Daniel McCarthy, Editor, The American Conservative; Timothy P. Carney, Senior Political Columnist, The Washington Examiner; moderated by Brink Lindsey, Vice President for Research, Cato Institute.
Featuring Gary Wolfram, George Munson Professor of Political Economy, Hillsdale College; Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute; Krista Kafer, Senior Education Policy Analyst, Heritage Foundation; and moderated by Neal McCluskey, Policy Analyst, Center for Educational Freedom, Cato Institute
College tuition has been skyrocketing for decades, and no end is in sight. In the name of keeping college within reach of low-and middle-income families, the federal government provides many financial aid programs. Ironically, federal aid keeps tuition high by enabling colleges and universities to constantly raise prices. Reducing federal aid would force tuition down and stimulate increases in private-sector college assistance. Please join us for a briefing on how, with the Higher Education Act due to be reauthorized this year, Congress has the opportunity to help college-bound students by reducing federal tuition aid.