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Equity Narratives: I was an 'accidental racist' who helped deny education to others

Feb 27, 2020

I am the grandson of a rural, Southern sharecropper. I am white. I am male. And I am a conservative. And, while I am not a skinhead, member of the Klan or a White Citizens Council, I may have been equally dangerous. I was an accidental racist.

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Florida aims for ‘top 10 global economy’ through education

April 02, 2019

From slumping poll numbers to a stinging bribery scandal over admissions, higher education has taken a beating recently. But as most of us know — and as states such as Michigan and Florida are affirming — there’s still no better path to a secure future than education and training after high school.

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Michigan sets 60% higher ed goal

Feb 20, 2019

Establishing a statewide goal to help raise Michigan’s post-high school education level will benefit everybody, not just those who get the training, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said.

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Rising to the Attainment Challenge: States Target Data, Equity

June 27, 2017

A growing number of states are setting ambitious goals to increase the numbers of people who complete education and training after high school. But as we saw at a convening of state policymakers brought together this week by Lumina Foundation, progress is about more than numbers.

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