Even after decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation​'s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago. (Kenya Downs/Race Matters and Education)
Education

Admission Policies Targeted in New Report

To clarify recent reports of the Trump administration’s attempts to undermine diversity consideration in the college admissions process, Sen. Bob Casey has sent a letter to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling for answers to what the senator termed as four vital questions. [read more…]

Sara Abou Rashed
Op-Ed

MARIAN WRIGHT EDELMAN: Welcome to America

I recently had the privilege of meeting five outstanding high school students the Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio’s Beat the Odds program was honoring for overcoming tremendous adversity, demonstrating academic excellence and giving back to their communities. One of these inspiring young people was Sara Abou Rashed. [read more…]