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.
“Every school, every school district, and every state should be very serious about routinely and systematically assessing school climate, because it really is one of many key determinants of student performance and success,” says Shaun Harper.
Matthew Steinberg is mentioned here regarding how some of the largest school districts in the United States have implemented policy reforms to curtail the use of suspension and other approaches to discipline.
“We hope communities and states can use this data to inform decisions about designing and structuring College Promise programs,” said Laura Perna, after the recent launch of the online College Promise database.
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."