Featuring Bryan Caplan, Associate Professor of Economics, George Mason University, and Adjunct Scholar, Cato Institute; and Neal McCluskey, Associate Director, Center For Educational Freedom, Cato Institute; moderated byChip Bishop, Director of Student Programs, Cato Institute.
Soaring tuition and student debt, the rise of high-tech alternatives, and a persistently sluggish economy have provoked a startling question: “Is college worth it?” It’s a question that raises many others: Must I go to college to learn skills I’ll need for my career? Is just getting a degree — any degree — the key to my future prosperity? Should higher education be about marketable skills, or is it about personal fulfillment and expanding human knowledge? These questions disconcert students, parents, and taxpayers alike. We hope you’ll join us to hear intriguing answers to such difficult questions.