Does college still work? Is the system designed just to protect the privileged and leave everyone else behind? Or can a college education today provide real opportunity to young Americas.
Join us for an interview with journalist and author Paul Tough, who has just published The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. Specifically we discuss:
- A summary of Paul’s main ideas about the huge equity gap in American higher education, and some of the contributing factors
- How Paul was inspired to do such intense research about these factors
- A case study from University of Texas that shows one institution’s efforts to reduce this equity gap
- How Paul thinks about his own children’s education differently as a result of doing this research,
- and more!
Tune in, and let us know what follow up ideas/questions/concerns you have. We might be able to have Paul on again for a follow up conversation. If that happens, we’d like to include your questions!