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Obama’s Proposal: Will Performance Ratings Hurt Student Access?

Last month, President Obama unveiled an ambitious proposal to reform higher education by tying a college’s access to federal financial aid for students to a new set of ratings the government would produce. Would universities, forced to focus more on student outcomes, be less inclined to enroll students from backgrounds that traditionally have been underserved by higher education?

Speakers: Terry Hartle, Senior Vice President, American Council on Education; Matt Reed, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Holyoke Community College; Zakiya Smith, Strategy Director, Lumina Foundation; Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed (moderator) Recorded Saturday, Sept. 28 at EWA’s 2013 Higher Ed Seminar, Guess Who’s Coming to Campus: What Demographic Changes Mean for Colleges and Reporters.


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