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What’s Got MDC Buzzing?

What’s Got MDC Buzzing?

Sometimes you just can’t write another summary statement. Sometimes you can only write mediocre haiku. All the more reason for you to click through and read the articles that inspired our 5-7-5.


Replicated in post-sec
Fear for the future

Separate and Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege,” the new report from Anthony Carnevale and Jeff Strohl at Georgetown University’s Center on Education and Workforce; solid commentary here from Inside Higher Ed’s Doug Lederman

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College choice: complicated
It’s not just “undermatching”
Improve all options

Matt Reed’s take on assumptions about what makes “high-quality education” in the Carnevale and Strohl report via “Confessions of a Community College Dean” at Inside Higher Ed

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How many have Pell?
At Ivy’s: it’s ‘bout quartile
Lower one’s missing

Richard Pérez-Peña in the New York Times on the break-down of need-based aid at competitive private colleges

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Equity at elites?
Community college transfers:
That’s where it’s at

Reaching back to a related Atlantic piece on an Amherst College effort to enroll more low-income students; here’s a related Century Foundation report

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Per student support
Drastically different
But they do so much!

Félix Matos Rodríguez responding to that Century Foundation report (link above) and the difference between per-pupil support at community colleges and private colleges


Ed Trust’s new brief on improving minority student college graduation rates.

Working Economics blog has a neat graph showing how specific government programs have an effect on the Supplemental Poverty Measure. It’s all tied to this week’s “War on Poverty” progress report to the House’s Committee on the Budget.