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The Education Equation Policy Forum

December 09, 2010 Austin, TX

Sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and Texas Center for Education Policy, University of Texas at Austin

In August 2010, President Obama remarked that the U.S. now ranks 12th globally in college graduation rates for young adults. "Education is the economic issue of our time," with implications on a family's financial security, employment prospects and ability to contribute to the economy.

This forum brought together experts to discuss

  • Closing the gaps in minority participation, research and achievement
  • Improving access to higher education and graduation rates
  • Finding new ways to pay for education
  • Understanding factors that affect the value of higher education

Featured Speakers:

  • Martha Kanter
    U.S. Department of Education
  • Gregory Kienzl
    Director of Research and Evaluation
    Institute for Higher Education Policy
  • Andrea Levere
    Corporation for Enterprise Development
  • Raymund Paredes
    Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
  • Gregory Vincent
    Vice President
    Diversity and Community Engagement
    University of Texas at Austin
  • Kirk Watson
    Senator, District 14
    Texas Senate