June 2, 2011

Roadblocks to Higher Education

A graduation cap stacked on books with money in the foreground.

Why don't more Idaho high school students pursue higher education? Increasing costs could be a major reason why Idaho is 48th in the nation in the number of young people going onto college. What are some of the other factors? Is college even worth it?

Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests look at the reasons behind the relatively low number of Idaho high school students who pursue higher education. The panel members will also talk about what they and other officials are doing to reverse this trend. Guests include Ken Edmunds, Vice President of Idaho's State Board of Education; Sue Huizinga, TRIO project director at Boise State University; and Court Hansen, Boise High School Career Counselor.