Measuring Up 2008 was released on December 3, 2008, during an event at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Click on the links below to view excerpts from the speakers.

Opening Remarks

Governor James B. Hunt Jr.
Chair, National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education


Review of Measuring Up 2008

Patrick Callan
President, National Center

Joni Finney
Vice President, National Center

David W. Breneman
Chair, Measuring Up 2008 National Advisory Committee
Dean, Professor and Director, Master’s Program in Public Policy, University of Virginia


Comments/Discussion by Symposium Participants

The Honorable John Engler
President and CEO, National Association of Manufacturers
Former governor of Michigan

Charles E.M. Kolb*
President, Committee for Economic Development

Anthony Carnevale
Research Professor, Georgetown University

Jamie Merisotis
President, Lumina Foundation for Education

Tom Dawson
Senior Policy Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

William T. Pound
Executive Director, National Conference of State Legislatures

Reginald Robinson
Chair, State Higher Education Executive Officers
President and CEO, Kansas Board of Regents

Robert Atwell
President Emeritus, American Council on Education

Virginia B. Edwards*
President/Editor and Publisher, Editorial Projects in Education/Education Week


* Member of the Board of Directors of the National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education

Video from last year's release.