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Work and Learning

The growing need to shift from ‘me’ to ‘we’ – and how our response to a new age of work can reinvigorate civic life

Political and cultural divides are sharply defined right now, and they’re reinforced constantly—often corrosively—by our social media feeds. It’s a troubling time, one that makes many of us wonder if we’ll ever again be able to honestly use the language of America’s birth: One nation. Indivisible. E pluribus unum.
Katherine Wheatle

Katherine Wheatle

Katherine Wheatle is Lumina's strategy officer for federal policy and equity.  Wheatle previously served as a research analyst at the Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP) and as a research associate at the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University.

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Federal Policy

When it comes to student loan borrowers of color, policymakers should explore the shades of gray

The last recession consumed the modest wealth of Black and Hispanic communities, further deepening racial wealth divides and burdening college students from these communities with higher loan debt. Today, the United States is experiencing another severe economic downturn, with record-high unemployment fueled by a pandemic—and it’s affecting college affordability even more dramatically.
Federal Policy

Honor the treaties: Deliver on promises to educate Native Americans

In an interview with Amanda R. Tachine, assistant professor of higher education at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University, and Jameson David “J.D.” Lopez, assistant professor of educational policy studies and practice at the College of Education, University of Arizona, I discussed the importance of Native American voices in policy dialogues about affordability…
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