Is Higher Education for Everyone?

FEB 21, 2019 | 6:30 PM



The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue


9100: Skylight Room


February 21, 2019: 6:30 PM


Free; Reservations Required


Public Programs



Reservations are full. This event will be LIVE-STREAMED.

If college is a pathway to greater equality in our society, what are the obstacles preventing participation by all? What issues do low-income students face in enrolling and succeeding in higher education, particularly graduate school? What role do class, race, economic factors, and pedagogy play, and what are the solutions? Featuring Stephen Brier, professor of urban education and founder of The Graduate Center’s Interactive Technology and Pedagogy program, co-author of Austerity Blues; Cathy Davidson, distinguished professor and director of the Futures Initiative at the GC, author of The New Education; Sakina Laksimi-Morrow, fellow at the GC’s Teaching and Learning Center; Richard V. Reeves, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, author of Dream Hoarders; Carla Shedd, associate professor of sociology and urban education at the GC, author of Unequal City.
Presented with the Futures Initiative, the Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, and the Stone Center on Socio-Economic Inequality.