Higher Education Cuts, Running From Office

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Nearly 90 percent of young adults report they won’t even consider running for political office, and often avoid politics altogether. We discuss why so many young people are disinterested in politics. We also look at how states around the country are approaching funding for higher education.

Featured in this Show

  • Many States Aren't Considering Cuts To Higher Ed. Why Is Wisconsin?

    For the coming fiscal year, Wisconsin is one of only a few states considering or enacting cuts to higher education. A reporter looks the numbers, and how Wisconsin stacks up.

  • Why Young People Don't Want To Run For Office

    A nationwide survey of college and high school students reveals that young people are increasingly turned off by politics and want nothing to do with it; much less consider running for office. How will America sustain a thriving democracy if the next generation falls politically silent?

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Karen Herzog Guest
  • Jennifer Lawless Guest