School Integration and the Open Door Philosophy: Rethinking the Economic and Racial Composition of Community Colleges

Bridging the Higher Education Divide: Strengthening Community Colleges and Restoring the American Dream. Brookings Institution Press, Washington, DC. (2013)

Sara Goldrick-Rab and Peter Kinsley

Bridging the Higher Education Divide faces those grave realities in unblinking fashion. Led by co-chairs Anthony Marx, the president of the New York Public Library and former president of Amherst College, and Eduardo Padron, the president of Miami Dade College, the task force recommends ways to reduce the racial and economic stratification and create new outcomes-based funding in higher education, with a much greater emphasis on providing additional public supports based on student needs.

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