Moderated by one of the leading voices in higher education, Scott Jaschik and important national voices discuss some of education's pressing needs and possible responses. These issues stretch across many sectors and age divisions of education and the community at-large; and the panel is composed to represent many of these. Joining Scott Jaschik ( are Michael Gerson (Washington Post), Naomi Schaefer Riley (author and national writer), Phil Gardner (Employment Research Institute, MSU), Holiday Hart McKiernan (Lumina Foundation), Deborah Santiago (Excelencia in Education), Mark C. Taylor (Crisis on Campus), and Gail Mellow (LaGuardia Community College). Jay Hein (Sagamore Institute) moderates the Q & A.