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Terry Hartle, SVP of Government Relations at the American Council on Education, joins EAB’s Kaitlyn Maloney for a discussion of the proper role of government in supporting and strengthening higher education. The two review the extraordinary financial costs borne by colleges and universities in the early days of the pandemic and in preparation for the current semester.
They discuss prospects for another federal relief bill ahead of the November elections and offer sobering assessments of the challenges that will remain regardless of which party controls the White House or Congress come January. Mr. Hartle also reminds listeners that if we want to see the enormous value associated with higher education to be reflected in public policy, we have to convince elected officials to make it so.
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