Joni Finney comments on the report on Pennsylvania’s state universities, indicating that fixing the system as a whole is important, and that that closing campuses would have been more of a distraction than a solution.
Marybeth Gasman comments on Ruth Simmons’s background as a graduate of a historically black college, her achievements as president of Brown University, and the benefits these experiences will bring to Prairie View.
Laura Perna notes the need to pay attention to short-term and long-term results for students who are encouraged to attend particular institutions, given the on-average low completion and transfer rates at community colleges.
Jonathan Zimmerman analyzes Harvard’s reported decision to retract admissions offers from 10 students who posted offensive social media messages and suggests that “the best reply to bad speech is always more speech, not less.”
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas speaks to the EdSurge On Air podcast about shifts in the depiction of diverse characters in children's literature throughout the twentieth century and the progress that still needs to be made.