What are the links between segregation among and within educational institutions and in the job market? Are “certificates” turning into second-class educational credentials?
Journalists learned about data on segregation at college campuses as well as efforts to break down racial barriers during a December 11 session at the Education Writers Association’s “Pathways to Good Jobs: Higher Ed’s Changing Role in Upward Mobility” seminar.
An educational leader who is at the forefront of opening new pathways to health careers for students of color, a researcher and a job training advocate provided insight into these issues.
The participants were:
- Melissa Johnson, National Skills Coalition
- Tomas Monarrez, Urban Institute
- Reynold Verret, Xavier University of Louisiana
- David Pluviose, Diverse Issues in Higher Education (moderator)