Presidential Hopefuls Are Pushing Free College Back Into the Spotlight. But What Does ‘Free’ Mean, Anyway?

Katherine Mangan writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education that even the meaning of “free” is hard to pin down when it comes to presidential candidates’ college-affordability proposals. Mangan uses data from the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” to explain how changing education and training requirements have motivated these proposals.

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HEA Reauthorization Can Reduce Equity Gaps That Persist for Students of Color

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education opinion piece, Alyse Gray Parker and India Heckstall write about how a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act can serve as an opportunity to reduce persistent equity gaps for students of color. Parker and Heckstall cite the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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