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Paul Solman Moderates Debate on Higher Education and the Economy
Editor's note: On Friday evening, Paul will moderate a Miller Center Debate on higher education and the economy. The panelists will debate whether the the U.S. workforce needs a dramatic increase in the number of college graduates in order for the United States to remain a leading economic power.
Paul is joined by Margaret Spellings, former secretary of education; Michael Lomax, president of the United Negro College Fund; George Leef, director of research at the John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy; and Richard Vedder, director of the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.