Michal Kurlaender Discusses the End of Affirmative Action in Higher Education
Michal Kurlaender, associate professor, looks at the impact of ending affirmative action in a new post on the Harvard University’s Voices in Education blog.
“Disparities by race/ethnicity in college enrollments, postsecondary destinations, and degree attainment remain striking. Higher education may not have created these inequalities, but it should confront them head on in making decisions about eligibility, admission, and financial aid,” writes Kurlaender. Read more about Michal Kurlaender’s research at her profile.
Faculty ProfileEMPHASIS AREA: SOEP. Education Policy; Educational Program evaluation; Educational stratification and equity; Access and success and postsecondary schooling; Desegregation; Economics of education; Quantitative methods; Sociology of education
Michal Kurlaender investigates students’ educational pathways, in particular K-12 and postsecondary alignment, and access to and success in postsecondary schooling. She has expertise on alternative pathways to college and college readiness at both community colleges and four-year colleges and universities. In addition to working with national data, Kurlaender works closely with administrative data from all three of California’s public higher education sectors–the University of California, the California State University and the California Community College systems.