Harold Levy in NY Daily News: Higher Ed Must Focus on Social Mobility
“Public universities were designed to help students from the bottom of the economic ladder climb to the top by providing equal educational opportunity,” writes Executive Director Harold O. Levy in an opinion piece for the New York Daily News. “And yet growing economic inequality, in part, reflects the fact that the educational attainment for many young people is still determined by their parents’ wealth.”
Levy cites findings from the Cooke Foundation’s recent “State University No More” report and calls for state flagships and other public higher education institutions to prioritize social mobility for students from low-income backgrounds.