Kaler talks student debt, U funding on C-SPAN

by Jessie Bekker

In an interview aboard a C-SPAN tour bus Monday morning, University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler gave an interview concerning student debt, state funding and the University’s curriculum, MinnPost reported.

Kaler was interviewed as part of the Washington Journal program.

University state funding has dropped 14 percent since his time at the University, Kaler told MinnPost in the video.

Additionally, while one-third of students graduate without debt, students with debt average about $27,000, he told MinnPost in the video.

Kaler promoted providing education to those with disadvantaged backgrounds, adding that the education could take the form of two-year or four-year college programs.

The 45-minute interview is available on C-SPAN’s online video library