The rising cost of a college education was a focus of discussion this week at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles. Panelists, including former Secretary of Education William Bennett, proposed several remedies such as requiring schools to repay a portion of defaulted student loans, linking loans to earning potential, and charging more for certain academic majors. "McDonald's has to label the calories in a Big Mac, why aren't schools forced to the disclose value of a degree," argued Dave Girouard, founder and CEO of Upstart.

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