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The American college application system is fundamentally broken. For months, and sometimes even years, applicants labor over strategies, compile college lists, tabulate expenses, attend info sessions, and rewrite essays until words lose their meaning...

An ‘F’ for College Admissions

The American college application system is fundamentally broken. For months, and sometimes even years, applicants labor over strategies, compile college lists, tabulate expenses, attend info sessions, and rewrite essays until words lose their meaning...

In June of 2014, Barack Obama was featured in a YouTube video for the #CloseTheWordGap campaign in which he explained that “during the first three years of life, a child born into a low-income family hears 30 million fewer words than a child born i...

Mind the Gap

In June of 2014, Barack Obama was featured in a YouTube video for the #CloseTheWordGap campaign in which he explained that “during the first three years of life, a child born into a low-income family hears 30 million fewer words than a child born i...

When New York City’s highly selective public schools released their admissions breakdown for the incoming freshman class in March, Stuyvesant High School gained national attention for admitting only 7 black students out of 895 spots. This staggerin...

Equality is Not a Zero Sum Game

When New York City’s highly selective public schools released their admissions breakdown for the incoming freshman class in March, Stuyvesant High School gained national attention for admitting only 7 black students out of 895 spots. This staggerin...

Tuition free college has been a staple of progressive campaigns, since Bernie Sanders’ Presidential run in  2016. While this policy has its merits, policymakers are overlooking a much larger problem —the income achievement gap. Minority and low-...

The Case for Universal Pre-K as a Policy Priority

Tuition free college has been a staple of progressive campaigns, since Bernie Sanders’ Presidential run in  2016. While this policy has its merits, policymakers are overlooking a much larger problem —the income achievement gap. Minority and low-...