The Chronicle – Panel: Race, class, and the path to college

Here are links for The Chronicle June 2020 webinar panel:
In additon, the dialogue was excerpted in June 30, 2020:
Description: Some of the issues facing higher education start well before college; many racial and class disparities originate in — or are exacerbated by — the public school system. To a great extent, higher education depends on the schools, yet funding and other gaps among districts are stark, and the cultural and practical distance between school and college vast.
Join hosts Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, and Scott Carlson, a senior writer at The Chronicle, and a panel of experts to discuss key questions:
* How does inequality in the K-12 school system complicate the mission of higher ed?
* How can colleges work more closely with school districts to address racial and class disparities?
* What else will it take to build a stronger pipeline to college?
Panelists include:
* Carol Johnson-Dean, interim president of LeMoyne-Owen College and former school superintendent in Boston, Minneapolis, and Memphis
Zeus Leonardo, professor of education at the University of California at Berkeley
* Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s commissioner of higher educationThis forum is underwritten by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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