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Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream

March 27, 2014 at 9:30 AM
TCF fellow Suzanne Mettler will join a panel of experts to discuss her new book Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream.

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Can Free Community College Improve State Economies

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg joins Minnesota Public Radio to discuss the future of community colleges. Read the full article at MPR.

Tags: richard kahlenberg, minnesota public radio, community colleges

Should We Place a Tax on All College Graduates

Josh Freedman cites TCF's community college task force report in a Forbes article arguing for funding college by taxing graduates. Read the full article at Forbes.

Tags: higher education, higher ed, community colleges, community college task force, community college, college tuition, college costs, bridging the higher education divide

Affirmative Action Fading from College Scene

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg is quoted in a USA Today article about the declining use of race in college admissions. Read the full piece at USA Today.

Tags: usatoday, socioeconomic integration, socioeconomic diversity, richard kahlenberg, fisher v. texas, college admissions, affirmative action

The Next America: Making Community Colleges Work

February 10, 2014 at 12:30 PM
TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg joins with Marco Rubio, Davis Jenkins, Jim Murdaugh, and Eduardo Padr´n for a discussion of community colleges and education policy.

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Wanted: Smart Students from Poor Families

The families of Yale College students, on average, are substantially richer than the American norm. How much can the university change this? How much should it? TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg talks to the Yale Alumni Magazine about affirmative action, legacy admissions, and the use of class in university admissions. Read the full piece.

Tags: yale, socioeconomic integration, richard kahlenberg, legacy admissions, college admissions, class-based affirmative action, affirmative action for the rich, affirmative action




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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