ERIC Number: EJ792679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Could Transparency Bring Economic Diversity?
Kahlenberg, Richard D.
Connection: The Journal of the New England Board of Higher Education, v21 n4 p20-21 Win 2007
The Spellings Commission report calls for greater access to higher education for low- and moderate-income students, greater transparency in the way higher education works and greater accountability for producing results. These recommendations are all significant in their own right, but the three concepts also converge to provide powerful support for an important new idea: requiring greater transparency and accountability of colleges for whether or not they are honoring a commitment to the American Dream--the ideal that someone from even the most humble background can, through hard work and talent, get a good education and do well in American society.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democratic Values, Accountability, Access to Education, Low Income Groups, College Students, Economic Status, Disproportionate Representation, Education Work Relationship, Student Diversity, Family Income
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Education Level: Higher Education
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