Mar 5, 2021
How Making “Evidence-Based Decisions Guided by the Best Available Science and Data" Can Advance Racial Equity in Higher Education
It is crucial now amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis to dismantle inequities and provide students of color true opportunities for economic mobility. That requires identifying racist policies and practices, and to do that, we need better data. A directive last month by the Biden administration recognizes the vital role of data and has the potential to move our postsecondary education system forward to make equity a reality—if it is properly implemented.