Does Public Higher Ed Funding Drive Economic Growth?
Everyone knows that people who graduate from college earn more than those who don't. It's also widely understood that technology drives economic growth, and university research drives technology. Finally, it seems clear that in a rapidly evolving world workers will need to transform their skills, and higher education provides the means to do so. In light of all this, shouldn't we provide public funding for higher education to keep college cheap and innovation going, especially during a recession? Not necessarily.
Please join our panelists as they discuss both the benefits and costs of public funding for higher ed.