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It’s back to school season on America’s college campuses, which means new class schedules to create, textbooks and fresh notebooks to buy, campuses to navigate, and parking spaces to fight for. Along with the cooler weather comes a renewed sense of hope and optimism at the start of the semester.

Last year, in his first joint address to Congress, President Obama lobbed his higher education moon shot stating, “By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” Achieving this goal will mean radically disrupting our current educational trajectory: only 39 percent of our fellow Americans earn a two- [...]

Sunday’s mini-plenary session “Social Justice—From Here to 2030” of the first-ever Council on Foundations annual conference Social Justice track was a breath of fresh air for many folks who have long wanted to make social justice a more explicit part of our collegial conversation.

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