Ernest Ezeugo

Administrative Assistant, Education Policy Program

Ernest Ezeugo is an administrative assistant with the Education Policy program at New America. Ernest previously worked for the U.S. Department of Education, serving in the Office for Civil Rights and the Office of Educational Technology.

All Work

EDUCATION POLICY
Chetty vs. Pell: What’s the Best Way to Measure a College’s Commitment to Low-Income Students?

Higher education researchers often use Pell as a proxy for the low-income students a school serves. The reality is more complicated.


EDUCATION POLICY
Misguided Payment Policies That Fuel the College-dropout Trap

Ernest Ezeugo wrote for the Hechinger Report about the leverage and collections policies that inhibit students from finishing college.


EDUCATION POLICY
Mizzou’s Policy May Disadvantage Low-Income Students

Ernest Ezeugo wrote for Diverse Issues in Higher Education about a recent University of Missouri policy designed to limit student spending.


EDUCATION POLICY
Education Dept. Delays Provision that Protects Students’ Right to Trial by Jury

The Trump administration is delaying borrower defense to repayment rules, including a critical ban on predispute arbitration.


EDUCATION POLICY
At Lehman College, Support for Adult Students is Key

Lehman College's adult degree program, the oldest of its kind in the CUNY system, provides holistic support for nontraditionally aged studen


EDUCATION POLICY
Varying Degrees

Americans believe in the tremendous potential of higher education—but they also feel that higher education is falling short of that promise.


EDUCATION POLICY
Varying Degrees

Americans believe in the tremendous potential of higher education—but they also feel that higher education is falling short of that promise.


EDUCATION POLICY
Incomplete Justice for Defrauded Corinthian College Students

Former Corinthian College students seeking to have their private loans discharged after harassment have been denied their day in court.


Chance the Rapper, Christianity, and Blackness

Chance's religion is precious, resilient in the same way an heirloom is, and inextricably linked to blackness.


EDUCATION POLICY
Students’ No. 1 Higher Education Obstacle May Surprise You

When college students were asked about the major obstacles with pursuing a college education, the cost of textbooks took first place.


FUTURE TENSE
How Pokémon Go Violates the Original Vision for Pokémon

Ernest Ezeugo wrote for Slate about why Pokémon Go falls short of the franchise creator's vision.