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Promoting Affordability and Accountability in the U.S. Higher Education System

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Join us for a discussion with university presidents on rising costs and the higher education system. The discussion will focus on how states, institutions of higher education, and the federal government can work to promote affordability and accountability.

The American higher education system is plagued with skyrocketing costs and lackluster graduation rates. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have expressed displeasure with the status quo. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act on the horizon, there exists potential for bipartisan reforms that improve the postsecondary education system for American students and their families. 


Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) 

Sheila Bair
President, Washington College; Former Chair of the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Mitch Daniels
President, Purdue University; Former Governor of Indiana

Dr. Mariko Silver
President, Bennington College

Moderated by:

Kimberly Hefling
Senior Education Writer, POLITICO



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