Paul Solman Moderates Debate on Higher Education and the Economy

BY Paul Solman  February 26, 2010 at 3:55 PM EDT

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.

You can watch a live webcast of the debate at 7 PM EST Friday. You can find also search the PBS broadcast schedule for air dates.