CED Policy Luncheon with Sociologist Andrew Hacker
The October CED Policy Luncheon featured author and sociologist Andrew Hacker. Professor Hacker, author of several books on education and learning, outlined the core findings of his current book (co-authored with Claudia Dreifus), Higher Education? How Colleges are Wasting our Money – And What We Can Do About It. A discussion with Washington, D.C. education policy experts followed Professor Hacker’s remarks. The cost of a college education has risen several times faster than the cost of other goods and services over the past 30 years. Higher Education? focuses on where money is being wasted at our colleges and universities and what types of reforms are needed to increase the value of higher education.