At 11:30 am
, 1899 L Street NW Suite 400, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

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

From the 1940s, with the introduction of the G.I. Bill, through the 1970s, with the creation of Pell Grants, the federal government and states transformed American higher education from a bastion of privilege into a path to the American dream. But in the years since, this progress has stopped, and in fact, reversed itself. Instead...

At 1:00 pm
, 1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC, 20036, United States

Encouraging integrated schools in the District of Columbia?

“Parents would express preferences among a cluster of schools, and an algorithm would make matches by balancing personal preferences with the shared civic goal of maximizing socioeconomic integration.” That’s how controlled-choice zones would work in Washington, D.C., as suggested by Sam Chaltain, Richard Kahlenberg, and Michael Petrilli in a recent Washington Post op-ed. Why try...

At 10:30 pm
, 250 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, United States

How Can We Make Higher Education More Inclusive?

Last fall, a group of African-American UCLA students produced a video about the depressingly low number of black undergraduates on campus that went viral. The video reignited a longstanding debate over whether American universities are still the engines of social mobility we imagine them to be.  Public universities in states that have banned affirmative action...

At 2:30 pm
, Wolfson Campus Chapman Conference Center, 300 NE 2nd Ave., Miami, FL, 33132, United States

The Next America: Making Community Colleges Work

TCF senior fellow Richard Kahlenberg joins with Marco Rubio, Davis Jenkins, Jim Murdaugh, and Eduardo Padr´n and moderators Ronald Brownstein and Mariana Atencio for a lively discussion of the role of community colleges in the post-secondary education landscape. The event, hosted by the National Journal will examine “how community colleges are preparing its students for...