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Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education
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The dream of public higher education in America is to provide opportunity for many and to offer transformative help to American communities and the economy. Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education explores the massive challenges facing California and the nation in realizing this goal during a time of enormous demographic change. The immediate focus on California is particularly appropriate given the size of the state—it educates one out of every nine students in the country—and its checkered political record with respect to civil rights and educational inequities. The book includes essays not only by academics looking at the state’s educational system as a whole, but also by those within the policy system who are trying to keep it going in difficult times. The contributors show that the destiny of California, and the nation, rests on the courage of policymakers, both within the universities and within the government, to move aggressively to reclaim the hope of millions of students who can make enormous contributions to this society if only given the chance.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xi
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  1. 1. Introduction: Creating a 21st-century Vision of Access and Equity in Higher Education
  2. pp. 1-16
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  1. Part 1. The Role of K-12 Education in Access and Opportunity in Higher Education
  2. pp. 17-18
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  1. 2. California Opportunity Indicators: Informing and Monitoring California’s Progress Toward Equitable College Access
  2. pp. 19-52
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  1. 3. Lowering Barriers to College Access: Opportunities for More Effective Coordination of State and Federal Student Aid Policies
  2. pp. 53-74
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  1. 4. The Role of Advanced Placement and Honors Courses in College Admissions
  2. pp. 75-114
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  1. 5. K-12 and the Pipeline to Higher Education
  2. pp. 115-140
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  1. Part 2. The Role of Higher Education in Creating Access and Opportunity
  2. pp. 141-142
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  1. 6. Measuring the State of Equity in Public Higher Education
  2. pp. 143-166
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  1. 7. Reaping the Benefits of Grutter: College Admissions and Racial/Ethnic Diversity
  2. pp. 167-192
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  1. 9. A Strengthened Community College Role in Teacher Preparation: Improving Outcomes for California’s Minority Students
  2. pp. 225-242
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  1. 10. The Educational Pipeline and the Future Professorate: Who Will Teach California’s and the Nation’s Latino and African American College Students?
  2. pp. 243-264
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  1. 11. Access to California Higher Education: The Promise and the Performance
  2. pp. 265-276
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  1. 12. Conclusion: Fateful Decisions
  2. pp. 277-290
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 291-298
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 299-302
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