Day two of SXSWedu kicked off with a compelling keynote from Sara Goldrick-Rab, Paying the Price, exploring student loan debt in higher education.
Professor of Higher Education Policy & Sociology, Temple University
SXSWedu 2017 Keynote: Paying the Price
One of the most sustained and vigorous public debates today is about the value and crucially, the price of college. But an unspoken, outdated assumption underlies all side of this debate: If a young person works hard enough, they’ll be able to get a college degree and be on the path to a good life. That’s simply not true says sociologist Goldrick-Rab, one of the leading voices on issues of higher education today. In her book and research, she shows why in damning detail.