UWEC Forum Series - Anya Kemenetz: "Generation Debt: Why the Odds are Stacked Against Young People and How We Can Overcome Them"
In her 2006 book "Generation Debt", Anya Kamenetz chronicled the plight of young Americans held down by low wages, high taxes, huge student loans, and sky high housing prices. Although some economic forces have improved in the decade since, the cost of education and the associated debt problems linger, with current average student debt hovering at $37k. From advocating advances in training, assessment, and effectively identifying talent, to helping students understand and manage debt, Kamenetz engages audiences with insightful perspective on the evolution of learning, education standards and reforms, and how to apply it all to advance one's purpose.
A typical Forum program includes a 60-minute lecture and a 30-minute question-and-answer session, followed by an informal open reception. The reception for this event will take place in the Ojibwe Ballroom, Davies Center 330. Books will be sold by the University Bookstore for signing by the speaker during the reception.
Cost: $8 GA, $6 UW System Faculty/Staff OR Age 62 & Over; $4 UW System Student OR Age 17 & Under; $2 student advance tickets
Tue. Mar. 6 7:30pm
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