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October 09, 2012 5:45 PM Event Video: Making College Cheaper and Better

By Ryan Cooper

Recently we had an event at the New America foundation. The panelists included: Stephen Burd, a New America scholar, who explained his plan for abolishing the student loan repo man by adopting student loan repayment policies from Australia and the U.K.; New America education policy program director Kevin Carey, who discussed his recent tour through the new batch of West Coast higher ed tech start-ups; our Editor-in-chief Paul Glastris, who explained our alternative college rankings, including a new measure that identifies colleges that do the best job of graduating students at the lowest price; and finally Robert Gaines, the Special Assistant to the Chancellor at Elizabeth City State University, explained how his school received the number one ranking among baccalaureate colleges.

The full event video is below.

Ryan Cooper is a National Correspondent at The Week, and a former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @ryanlcooper

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