What is the value of higher education? President Obama would like to expand the Pell Grant program for college students, which is part of his goal to make college an entitlement on par with Medicare or Social Security. This comes at a time when some question whether higher education is worth its ever-rising cost.9:06 a.m.
Sandy Baum: Professor of economics at Skidmore College and senior policy analyst at the College Board.
Liz Pulliam Weston: Personal finance columnist for MSN Money and the LA Times. Her latest book is called "Your Credit Score: Your Money and What's at Stake."
Steven Roy Goodman: Education consultant and admissions strategist. He is the author of "College Admissions Together: It Takes a Family."
Author writes about life down on the farm If you dream about leaving the big city and returning to the land, listen first to Michael Perry. He's a writer who found farming -- even on a small scale -- a challenge. But it also gave him a chance to better understand his own rural childhood.10:06 a.m.
Michael Perry: Author of "COOP: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting." He's also the author of "Truck: A Love Story" and "Population 485." He lives in New Auburn, Wis.