176 The Cost of Opportunity: Student Loans and Social Mobility

Monday, July 11, 2016: 2:45 PM-3:45 PM
Maryland Suite (Marriott Wardman Park)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Leadership/Manager's Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Higher education holds the promise of opportunity and social mobility. How we finance that education, however, makes a difference. Speakers in this session will make the argument that viewing education as a commodity acts to justify higher levels of debt and explore the proposal that we decenter the “student as consumer” metaphor, and instead focus education financing law and policy on keeping students socially mobile in an uncertain future.
Eileen O'Leary (Stonehill College)
Daniela Kraiem (American University)