Higher Education for Everyone


America’s system of higher education was created primarily for the chosen. But slowly, in fits and starts, it is being forced by policy makers and the market to cater to virtually all Americans. As this happens, our notion of what “college” means is changing, and the old elitist ways of keeping score are under increasing attack.

Please join New America and the Washington Monthly for a panel discussion with individuals on the cutting edge of this “Higher Ed for Everyone” movement, as featured in the Washington Monthly’s newly-released 2018 College Guide and Rankings.


Kevin Carey, @kevincarey1
Director, Education Policy Program, New America

Todd Clear
Distinguished Professor, School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University-Newark

Paul Glastris, @glastris
Editor in Chief, Washington Monthly

Danette Howard, @DanetteHoward16
Senior VP and Chief Strategy Officer, Lumina Foundation

Anne Kim
Senior Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute

Joseph T. Nairn, @NPRCpres
Founding President, Northern Pennsylvania Regional College

Lunch will be provided.

Follow the conversation online using #WaMoCollegeGuide and following @NewAmericaEd and @Washmonthly.