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Plenary Session: Does Society Invest Wisely in College?

This plenary session examined the labor market consequences of public funding for colleges. The panelists described the effects of financial aid systems on college completion and students’ subsequent earnings; they also considered how financial aid and state subsidies could be reformed to improve labor market outcomes for students.


Senior Research Scholar
Community College Research Center
Laura Perna
James S. Riepe Professor and Founding Executive Director of the Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy
University of Pennsylvania
Sandy Baum
Nonresident Senior Fellow, The Urban Institute
Professor Emerita, Skidmore College

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