Degrees of Separation: Higher Ed

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Stories of massive student debt and for-profit school scams make it clear that the post-secondary system can be an unfriendly place to many disadvantaged students. But how are America’s universities and colleges hoping to use their institutions to reduce inequality? We look at how affirmative action is being justified by today's white educators and how HBCUs are getting the short shrift by governments. Plus, we take a look at who is hit the hardest by ballooning student debt, and ask what do students really get at for-profit colleges and universities?

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