The Critical Role Public Policy Plays in Creating Educational Opportunity: Associate Professor Stella Flores Offers Insights

Stella Flores

Most higher education equity-related research focuses on the role and outcomes academic preparation, financial aid and college quality play for historically underserved populations. In her white paper commissioned by the Spencer Foundation “Improving Equity in U.S. Higher Education: A Call for Equity-enhancing Opportunity Structures,” associate professor in Educational Leadership and Policy, Stella Flores, explores the need for a stronger focus on historical barriers that have led to advantages and disadvantages for various groups.

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