Co-founder of Open Campus.
The "reputational model" of higher ed is based on a fundamental preoccupation with exclusivity, a new report says, and colleges must examine the consequences.
January 21, 2022
"What I would hope that colleges are thinking about and looking for when they’re identifying students [is] asking, ‘Is the seed there enough to grow, nurture, and plant into something beautiful?’ Or are you looking for a static, ready-made product that you don’t have to do anything with?"
December 10, 2021
This whole discussion of merit — what it even means, how it drives who gets to go to college, how it shapes people’s college dreams — is threaded through so many debates in higher education. And it can distort the conversation.
The American Journalism Project is giving grants to support a set of national news organizations working in local communities. We're excited to be part of this group working to reimagine and strengthen local news.
Despite national currents that focus attention on increasing access for poor students, Mississippi is swimming in the other direction.
October 22, 2021
We started a new project back in June focused on covering the connections between education and work. It's a topic getting a lot of attention in public-policy circles but not one that's regularly covered on the ground. Here's what's struck us so far.