Tuesday, June 9, 2015
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Joe B. Hogsett Theater
Texas Public Policy Foundation
901 Congress Ave.
There are more than 93 million Americans in the workforce today without a college degree. Their standard of living is falling and their earnings gap is increasing. These adults missed their chance to go to college — or never finished a degree program.
Join Texas Public Policy Foundation for a screening of the documentary, Courageous Learning, produced by Excelsior College. This film follows the lives of three adult students: Shawn, Joe, and Angeline — a veteran, a single dad, and a nurse — as they face obstacles in the pursuit of higher education. Experts, including leaders from academia, think tanks, government, and nonprofits, provide a guide to the landscape of post-secondary education in the 21st century — and reveal it as terrain that too few travel.
Jim Selbe, Owner, Selbe Consulting
Dan Jones, President, Texas A&M University-Commerce
Mark Milliron, Co-Founder & Chief Learning Officer, Civitas Learning
Dr. Tom Lindsay, Director, Center for Higher Education, Texas Public Policy Foundation