Do too many kids go to college?
The conventional wisdom about college degrees is being challenged in light of ballooning student debt and the success of young start-up entrepreneurs without college degrees. NPR's Intelligence Squared U.S. invites four debaters to square off on the proposition that too many kids are pushed into attending college.
- Henry Bienen: President Emeritus, Northwestern University
- Charles Murray: Political scientist and co-author (with Richard J. Herrstein) of the book, "The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life."
- Peter Thiel: PayPal co-founder and philanthropist. This year he launched the 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellowship, a two-year mentoring program that provides $100,000 in grants towards building the fellows' businesses in biotech, technology, finance, education and more.
- Vivek Wadhwa: Director of Research at the Center for Entrepreneurship and Research Commercialization at Duke University and a Senior Research Associate for the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School.
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