News Tag: Inequality

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Camille Wilson quoted in NYT story on Detroit schools

Tags: economics of education, expertise, inequality, wilson

In a New York Times story, “Crumbling, Destitute Schools Threaten Detroit’s Recovery,” Camille Wilson was quoted: “On one hand, the state has a tremendous amount of responsibility to help with some financial relief, given that they’ve managed and controlled part of the system for many years now. On the other hand, I think the local people and the citizens should be allowed to play a role as well."


Friday, December 11, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on African-American student achievement

Tags: bates, inequality, testing

A national report on African-American student achievement, examined in The Detroit News, found that Michigan students rank near the bottom nationally in several key metrics. Percy Bates called the report a wake-up call for the state, saying, “These results simply cannot be allowed to continue. In my view, this issue has to be placed as one of the highest priorities for our state."


Monday, March 23, 2015

Alum Gloria Thomas quoted in Detroit Free Press

Tags: alumni, inequality, thomas

In a story in the Detroit Free Press on a new study that showed women in Michigan make 77.1 cents for every dollar a man makes, Gloria Thomas (PhD ’04) was quoted: "If you can address women's issues, you're addressing the economy, economic sustainability and growth for everyone because in many households, women are heading the families," she said.


Monday, July 16, 2012

Susan Neuman says differences in information capital a cause of class inequality in the U.S.

Tags: digital signage, early childhood, early literacy, educational studies, inequality, neuman

In a letter in the Christian Science Monitor, Neuman writes "children from low-income areas need greater access to books, computers, and the Internet as well as assistance from capable adult mentors and often underfunded public libraries."


Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Susan Dynarski's research on college entry and completion gaps between men and women cited in article on male college-going

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, higher education, inequality

Women have higher college attendance and completion rates across income levels and across racial groups.


Friday, February 10, 2012

Susan Dynarski's research on widening college entry and completion gap between men and women, rich and poor, in the NY Times

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, higher education, inequality

Women have higher college attendance and completion rates across income levels and across racial groups.


Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Larry Rowley comments on the achievement gap at Martin Luther King Jr. Day event

Tags: diversity and social justice, inequality

Rowley said "We already know how to eliminate the achievement gap. There are places that have eliminated it. The question is, do we have the political will to do it?" See coverage in the Ann Arbor Journal and on AnnArbor.com


Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Susan Dynarski's research on widening college entry and completion gaps reported in the Michigan Daily

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, higher education, inequality

Women have higher college attendance and completion rates across income levels and across racial groups.


Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Susan Dynarski's research on the college entry and completion gaps between men and women, rich and poor, in Inside Higher Education and Education Week

Tags: access, digital signage, dynarski, higher education, inequality

Women have higher college attendance and completion rates across income levels and across racial groups.


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