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Dr. F. King Alexander, LSU (2013)

The Press Club



Genre: Public Affairs, News, Speech

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-10-28

Duration: 00:27:15

Subjects: BATON ROUGE PRESS CLUB | Alexander, F. King (Fieldon King) | Louisiana State University (Baton Rouge, La.) | HIGHER EDUCATION


  • Alexander, F. King Speaker


A speech by F. King Alexander before the Baton Rouge Press Club on October 28, 2013. Alexander is the President and Chancellor of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He discusses: the foundation of America’s public education system, the Morrill Land-Grant Act and the GI Bill; the potential consequences of the lack of a partnership between the federal and state governments; the effects of state disinvestment from education nationwide; the reasons for the increase in student debt nationwide; new measurement systems for higher education with a focus on value; and the steps necessary to increase the value of an LSU education.