AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation's Policy Primer, "Addressing the College Affordability Crisis: The Rise of the $10,000 Degree," takes place on Tuesday, September 18, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Foundation's Austin office.
In his 2011 State of the State address, Governor Rick Perry challenged the Texas public higher-education community to craft bachelor's degrees costing no more than $10,000. One year later, a number of Texas universities are answering the governor's call. A panel discussion moderated by Dr. Thomas Lindsay, the Foundation's Director of the Center for Higher Education, will debate the new $10,000 degrees and if there is popular demand to expand these programs across the Lone Star State, or if the existing programs are simply anomalies. Panelists include:
- Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, President, Texas A&M University – San Antonio
- Dr. Dan R. Jones, President,Texas A&M University – Commerce
- Dr. Ann McGlashan, Baylor University Professor and Texas Chapter President of the AAUP
- Dr. Raymund Paredes, Commissioner, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
In addition, Dr. Lindsay's research paper titled, "Anatomy of a Revolution? The Rise of the $10,000 Bachelor's Degree," will be released at the event. To register, please visit http://www.texaspolicy.com/events/addressing-college-affordability-crisis-rise-10000-degree. To schedule an interview with Dr. Lindsay, please contact Kristen Indriago at 512-472-2700 or email@example.com.
WHO: Texas Public Policy Foundation
WHAT: TPPF Policy Primer "Addressing the College Affordability Crisis: The Rise of the $10,000 Degree.
WHEN: Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Complimentary lunch)
WHERE: Texas Public Policy Foundation offices
900 Congress Ave., Ste. 400 Austin, Texas 78701
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin.
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