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March 14th 2013:The Perfect Storm for Post-Secondary Education – Is the U.S. Model Broken?

Post-secondary education in the US is facing a perfect storm: unsustainable costs, declining enrollment & graduation rates, shrinking government support, poor job prospects for heavily indebted graduates. Meanwhile, China, and other nations are investing in growing the numbers of their university graduates. Is the US model broken? Goucher College President, Sanford Ungar and Charles Kolb, president of the French-American Foundation take a hard look issues such as: is a degree worth the required investment? Has college become an unaffordable luxury? What does that mean for the country's future?

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Sanford J. Ungar

Sanford J. Ungar became President of Goucher College in 2001. Goucher is a liberal arts college in Baltimore and the only US college that requires study abroad. Prior to Goucher, Ungar was Director of the Voice of America for two years. From 1986 to 1999, he was Dean of American University’s School of Communication. He wrote Fresh Blood: The New American Immigrants. His The Papers & The Papers: An Account of the Legal and Political Battle over the Pentagon Papers, won the George Polk Award in 1973, and Africa: The People and Politics of an Emerging Continent was a best seller in the 1980s. From 1980 to 1983, he hosted several NPR programs, including "All Things Considered." He was Washington
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