February 5, 2012
A Policy Wonk Brings Data on College Costs to the Table
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
The dozen higher-education leaders summoned to the White House in December to talk about college affordability included 10 prominent college presidents and the head of one of the nation's most visible education foundations.
And the 12th person, the person seated right across from the president to open and frame the discussion? A self-made number cruncher named Jane Wellman, whose outspoken devotion to the power of data has helped raise some uncomfortable questions about the way states