TCF policy associate Clio Chang investigates elitism from the frat house to the fortune 500 and finds that Greek systems at the nation's elite colleges and universities are exacerbating class divides.READ MORE
TCF senior fellow, Richard D. Kahlenberg, has been mentioned in a Chronicle article about a federal court ruling that could threaten efforts to achieve racially diverse student bodies in universities.
A recent federal-court ruling upholding race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin looms as a threat to other colleges’ efforts to achieve diversity without racial preferences, several leading critics of affirmative action argue in urging that the decision be overturned.
Last month’s 2-to-1 ruling in favor of Texas by a panel of judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit clears the way for other colleges to abandon effective race-neutral efforts at enrolling a diverse student body, the briefs argue in urging the full Fifth Circuit to hear an appeal.
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This has been a busy week for The Century Foundation’s education team.
This summit will reinforce the importance of racial and socioeconomic diversity in higher education, and identify new paths to achieving these goals relative to legal constraints recently determined by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Evan Mandery cites TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg's Affirmative Action for the Rich in arguing for eliminating legacy admissions at Harvard University. Read the full piece at the Huffington Post.
An article in Inside Higher Ed cites TCF fellow Suzanne Mettler’s new book, Degrees of Inequality, in support of his claim that “higher education may actually be reducing opportunity to create a more level playing field.” Read the full piece at Inside Higher Ed.
Most K-12 education reforms are about trying to make "separate but equal" schools for rich and poor work well. The results of these efforts have been discouraging. The Century Foundation looks at ways to integrate public schools by economic status through public school choice. At the higher education level, we examine ways to open the doors of selective and non-selective institutions to students of modest means.
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