Wine with Wonks: Cohort Default Rate

Wine with Wonks: Cohort Default Rate

Event Contact

  • Chelsea McKelvey
  • Education Events Coordinator
  • cmckelvey@thirdway.org
  • As conversations continue to heat up on Capitol Hill around a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, topics like the Cohort Default Rate (CDR) are set to get some air time. But what is CDR? Where does it fall short? And what if anything can Congress do to improve this measurement?

    To help you find answers to these wonky CDR questions in a non-wonky setting, join Third Way on Wednesday, October 23rd, from 5:30-7:30 pm at Bar Deco for the fourth installment of our “Wine with Wonks” series. This reception style event will give you a chance to ask your most pressing questions about cohort default rates while enjoying a glass of wine (or two!) with the following higher education experts:

    Lindsay Ahlman, Associate Director of Research and Knowledge Management at The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS)

    Melissa Emrey-Arras, Director of Education, Workforce and Income Security at the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO)

    Raj Darolia, Associate Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Kentucky

    Michael Itzkowitz, Senior Fellow for Higher Education at Third Way

    Sarah Sattelmeyer, Manager of Student Loans at The Pew Charitable Trusts

    Victoria Yuen, Policy Analyst for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress