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Higher Education: "Degrees Of Inequality"

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You can start an argument, or at least a spirited discussion, by raising the topic of higher education in America. 

The tuition is high, the level of student debt high, and the utility of certain degrees low or at least in doubt. Who's to blame?  Cornell University professor Suzanne Mettler says plenty of people, from all intentions and both political parties. 

Mettler diagnoses the issues in her book Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

 

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Geoffrey Riley is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism and has hosted the Jefferson Exchange on JPR since 2009. He's been a broadcaster in the Rogue Valley for more than 35 years, working in both television and radio.