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Should We Cut The Length Of College?

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The average college graduate enters the working world with about $30,000 in student loans. There’s been a debate about how to lower that number for years now. One argument: shorten how long it takes to earn a degree.

Paul Weinstein proposes just that in a paper published last month by the Progressive Policy Institute, a think tank in Washington. He’s Director of the Johns Hopkins Graduate Program in Public Management and joins Sheilah on the line from his office in D.C.

Read his paper, "Give Our Kids a Break: How Three-Year Degrees Can Cut the Cost of College ".

Sheilah Kast is the host of On The Record, Monday-Friday, 9:30-10:00 am.