Recent state funding cuts to higher education puts greater financial strain on schools enrolling the biggest portion of college students: community colleges and minority serving institutions (MSIs), writes Marybeth Gasman.
Diverse Issues in Higher Education | February 21, 2017
Marybeth Gasman says the Center for Minority Serving Institutions and Penn GSE welcome former president of Florida A&M University, Elmira Mangum, whose leadership experience will help provide a better understanding of the issues HBCUs face.
"Many of the same skills that you find in great teachers are the same skills you find in entrepreneurs," says Bobbi Kurshan. "Both fields require a level of comfort with change, a passion to change the world, and quick adaptation to new challenges."
“A merger will not uphold the history, legacy and personality of an HBCU if it becomes mainstreamed and whitewashed," said Marybeth Gasman, referring to the risks of HBCUs merging with predominately white colleges.
Jonathan Zimmerman says educators who denounce racial and other social prejudices spurred by Trump's rise to the presidency need to check their political prejudice in the classroom, which could indoctrinate students.