Tuesday, March 6, 2018
TOPIC > Generation Debt: Why the Odds are Stacked Against Young People and How We Can Overcome Them
In her 2006 book "Generation Debt", Anya Kamenetz chronicaled 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.
VENUE INFORMATION + DIRECTIONS
$8 General Public
$6 UW System Faculty/Staff • Age 62 & Over
$4 UW System Student • Age 17 & Under
Student tickets are $2 until the day of the event
All seats are general admission
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.
This event will be signed for the deaf and hard of hearing. Assistive listening devices and large-print programs are also available upon request.
The Forum is funded by the students of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Wisconsin Public Radio and WHYS Radio have contributed generous promotional support.