Texas summit on postsecondary access, affordability and attainment


ROBERT: WE KNOW HOW EXPENSIVE COLLEGE CAN BE AND HOW STUDENT LOAN DEBT KEEPS RISING. TEXAS EDUCATORS ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET MORE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL – AND HOW TO MAKE IT MORE AFFORDABLE. THAT WAS THE FOCUS OF TODAY’S TEXAS SUMMIT ON POSTSECONDARY ACCESS, AFFORDABILITY AND ATTAINMENT IT WAS HOSTED BY THE NON-PROFIT TRELLIS FOUNDATION. SPEAKERS INCLUDED THE PRESIDENT OF AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE FEDERAL RESERVE OF DALLAS. THEY SAY TEXAS NEEDS TO START BY INVESTING IN EDUCATION AT “ALL LEVELS”.ROB KAPLAN/FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF DALLAS:”WE SHOULD ENLIST BUSINESSES, ENLIST NONPROFITS, ENLIST PEOPLE IN THESE COMMUNITIES MY GUESS IS THAT EARLY CHILDHOOD IS AS IMPORTANT AS SPENDING MORE MONEY ON SECONDARY EDUCATION WE’RE GOING TO NEED TO DO BOTH.” SPEAKERS SAY THIS TYPE OF COLLABORATION WILL HELP BUILD UP EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND KEEP STUDENTS

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