Live recording at De Anza High School in Richmond, California
On Tuesday October 25, John and Ken will think about the Value of a College Education with the former president of Stanford University, John Hennessy, and a live student audience at De Anza High School in Richmond, California.
With 43.3 million Americans burdened with a total of $1.3 trillion in student loan debt, high school students thinking about attending college are faced with a daunting decision. Should they risk joining the ranks of the indebted in order to get a college degree? The answer depends on the value of a college education. Are college graduates happier, or better prepared for life? Is it the government’s job to ensure that investing in college is worth it for students? Should public colleges be free? Or would that decrease their value? And would studying philosophy increase or decrease the value of a college education?