ACE2017: Higher Education in the Balance: What Does Society Want from Colleges and Universities?

ACE2017: Higher Education in the Balance: What Does Society Want from Colleges and Universities?

October 2, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Many thanks to Tony and Sandy for joining
us this morning. Let me say a few words of introduction and
then I will welcome them on stage. Anthony Carnevale is a research professor
and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. He has served as vice president of the Educational
Testing Service and as a senior staff member in both the U.S. House and Senate. In 1993, President Bill Clinton appointed
him to chair the National Commission on Employment Policy. He was subsequently appointed by President
George W. Bush to serve on the White House Commission on Technology and Adult Education. Sandy Baum is a senior fellow in the Income
and Benefits Policy Center at the Urban Institute and professor emerita of economics at Skidmore
College. An expert on higher education finance, she
speaks and writes extensively about issues relating to college access, college pricing,
student aid policy, student debt and affordability. Since 2002, Sandy has coauthored the College
Board’s annual publications, Trends in Student Aid and Trends in College Pricing. Please welcome Sandy Baum and Tony Carnevale. Well thank you both for being here and being
part of this ACE2017 annual meeting. We’re going to focus on the value of higher
education this morning and both of you have written extensively on this topic and in both
of your cases you’re often providing a counter narrative to what Terry just presented as
a result of some of the focus group work that