Category Archives: Education

Yale and HBCUs team up to help students ‘soar’

Paul Messier, the Pritzker Director of Yale University’s Lens Media Lab, has straightforward advice for young people considering a career in the conservation of cultural heritage: Embrace innovation. “This field is a platform for creativity,” Messier said, standing in his lab at the Institute for the Preservation of Culture and Heritage (IPCH) at Yale’s West… Read More »

Making the Case for Investing in HBCUs

UNCF’s iconic, “A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste,” advertising campaign remains the gold-standard for shining light on the urgency of investing in Black colleges and universities. No nation, the stories in the campaign reminded us, can be great if it leaves behind a large portion of its residents. More than 40 years later,… Read More »

Why Student Loan Forgiveness is a Social Justice Issue

The budget proposal recently released by the Trump administration should greatly concern anyone who believes that higher education should be widely accessible, equitable, and premised on actualizing the American Dream. Two components pertaining to student loan repayment and forgiveness are particularly troubling: the first would lengthen to 30 years the mandatory repayment window before graduate… Read More »

Does the DeVos Education Budget Promote “Choice” or Segregation?

The American public education system should provide an equal opportunity for all students to receive a quality rigorous education – regardless of class, race or ethnicity. In direct opposition to this goal, the Fiscal Year 2018 education budget recommendations from the Trump Administration show an effort to limit opportunities, support, and civil rights protections for… Read More »

BAEO Statement on Fiscal Year 2018 Education Budget Proposal

Jacqueline Cooper, president of the Black Alliance for Educational Options (BAEO), released the following statement on the Administration’s education priorities in the Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal: “While we applaud the Administration’s efforts to expand parental choice options for our nation’s children, including increased spending for public charter schools, a new private school voucher program,… Read More »