What Do We Mean When We Speak of “College Access”?

August 22, 2022

In order to think effectively about much-needed systemic change related to college access in America, let’s first ensure that each of us as stakeholders means the same thing by the words and phrases we are using to describe the problem. To that end, the following information sets up a framework for examination. This edition is…

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College Access Today: The Crux of the Problem: Research & Analysis

April 22, 2022

Author’s Note: This edition is excerpted from The Axis of Access: A Quantitative Ethnography of Presidential Discourse on the Construct of College Access in the United States. The full 254-page manuscript was published in April 2022. Key takeaways are shared in this series. The Problem Presidential discourse requires a clarified, cross-state understanding of what is…

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The Great Lie of Higher Education

December 21, 2021

In recent higher education news, President Biden has recommended that the federal government underwrite free community college for all U.S. students. As reported by Inside Higher Ed, his American Families Plan would allocate $109 billion for two years of free community college “so that every student has the ability to obtain a degree or certificate.” Unfortunately, the reality is that…

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