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Access to Higher Education

Preserving and Strengthening Access

Lisa S. Coico | Posted 03.25.2014 | College
Lisa S. Coico

Ever since Townsend Harris established The Free Academy, the precursor to The City College of New York, in 1847, access to affordable public higher education has been a pathway to upward mobility for millions of Americans. I happen to be one of them.

American Success Depends on Expanding Access to Higher Ed

Dr. David Svaldi | Posted 02.26.2013 | College
Dr. David Svaldi

A careful look at credential completion rates, which have become of interest to both state and national politicians, reveals that completion rates for low-income students haven't really improved over the last 50 years.

The Battle for the Future of Access to Higher Education

Marcus Bright | Posted 11.12.2012 | College
Marcus Bright

These cuts, along with a doubling of the Stafford Loan interest rate and an ending of loan interest subsidies for enrolled students, threaten to significantly alter the social mobility of an entire generation.

Make Public Colleges Free for All Who Qualify

Rev. Jesse Jackson | Posted 07.01.2012 | College
Rev. Jesse Jackson

College or advanced training is more important than ever, yet we are making it less and less affordable. College tuition is soaring because the state contribution to budgets is being slashed. We're privatizing public colleges piecemeal by putting more and more of the costs on the students.

Why It's Imperative That Everyone Have Access to Higher Education

Paula Allen-Meares | Posted 10.09.2011 | Black Voices
Paula Allen-Meares

Developing a more robust economy, clean energy, new technologies and new ways to alleviate human suffering will only be achieved by giving everyone who wants to make a meaningful contribution to society the education to do so.