People at Widener Library at Harvard Yard of Harvard University
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America’s system of higher education was created primarily for the chosen. But slowly, in fits and starts, it is being forced by policy makers and the market to cater to virtually all Americans. As this happens, our notion of what “college” means is changing, and the old elitist ways of keeping score are under increasing attack.

Please join New America and the Washington Monthly for a panel discussion with individuals on the cutting edge of this “Higher Ed for Everyone” movement, as featured in the Washington Monthly’s newly-released 2018 College Guide and Rankings. Register to attend here.


Kevin Carey, @kevincarey1
Director, Education Policy Program, New America

Todd Clear
Distinguished Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark

Paul Glastris,  @glastris
Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly

Danette Howard, @DanetteHoward16
Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation

Anne Kim
Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute

Joseph T. Nairn, @NPRCpres
Founding President, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

Follow the conversation online using #WaMoCollegeGuide and following @NewAmericaEd and @Washmonthly.

Lunch will be provided.
Higher Education for Everyone
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
740 15th Street NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20005
Live streaming of this event will be available on the New America website.