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ASU Insight: Zocalo Public Square: Kevin Carey “The End of College”

seated panel discussion

Kevin Carey, author of "The End of College"

March 18, 2015

American society is obsessed with change and the future—yet our institutions of higher education love to advertise how long they’ve been around. Why? Kevin Carey, author of The End of College and education policy director at the New America Foundation, told a crowd at the ASU Art Museum that it’s because universities want to signal to us that they’ve always been here—and will always be the same. However, “that’s not really true,” he said. At an event co-presented by Arizona State University, Carey explained how American universities evolved, and where he thinks they’re heading next.