Under Secretary Ted Mitchell to Participate in Panel Discussion on Restoring Investment in Higher Education

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Under Secretary Ted Mitchell will participate on a panel on the need to revitalize investment in higher education at a Center for American Progress event at 10 a.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 28, in Washington, D.C. Mitchell will give opening remarks on the Administration's initiatives to increase college access, affordability and completion, as well as new tools to increase transparency in college costs. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

Titled "The Great Retreat- A Call for a Public College Quality Compact to Restore the Declining Public Investment in College," the panel will discuss emerging approaches to state reinvestment in higher education to ensure students and families can afford postsecondary education and America can remain competitive in the 21st century global economy.

The Obama Administration strongly believes that every child deserves the opportunity to succeed, and education is crucial to the economic strength and security of our nation and communities. The Department of Education's work is focused on ensuring all students receive an education that prepares them for success in life and their career, through programs including Promise Neighborhoods, School Improvement Grants, Race to the Top, and ConnectED, as well as ED's work to expand access to preschool and make college more affordable.