Advocating for Underserved College Students
At their founding, universities were reserved exclusively for White men. Fortunately, that is no longer the case. However, centuries later, there are still huge racial and ethnic disparities in who is allowed to attend college. As the United States population becomes more diverse, colleges and universities should reflect today’s population. That means creating higher learning environments that better serve Black students, Latino students, students from low-income backgrounds, student parents, undocumented students, LBGTQ+ students, justice-impacted students, and more. From highlighting the Black student debt crisis to advocating for Pell Grant eligibility for current and formerly incarcerated students, Ed Trust advocates for students of all backgrounds to be able to access a high-quality college education and to feel welcome and well represented in higher education environments.
- Satra Taylor the Education Trust Written Testimony on Implementing Pell Grant Eligibility for Students who are Incarcerated