Jonathan Zimmerman reviews three books on the desegregation of schools after the Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision and unpacks the ruling's ongoing legal and historical questions.
Peter Eckel, writing with Cathy Trower, cautions that the traditional committee structures and operating procedures of university, college, and state system boards have not kept up with the times and can benefit from focused institutional review.
Laura Perna speaks about academics' frustrations with predatory practices in the student loan industry. "We have this structural reliance on loan servicers," she explains. "If they're not doing their job, it's a problem."
A Penn AHEAD study on enrollment and completion of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) is cited in a commentary on the online education platform MasterClass, which recently received an influx of investment funding.
Sigal Ben-Porath was cited for her concept of “inclusive freedom,” which joins a commitment to free speech with the belief that all people should have the chance to participate in free expression and learning.