Member Voices: Schools can do more to make college accessible
Member Voices: Schools can do more to make college accessibleCollege Board Communications
Daniel R. Porterfield, President of Franklin & Marshall College and College Board Trustee co-wrote an op-ed in the Philadelphia Inquirer on new partnerships between Bloomberg Philanthropies, the College Board, and other college access organizations to build a new cadre of advisers who, over five years, will use technology to help as many as 125,000 more highly qualified low- and moderate-income students pursue college opportunities.
Porterfield and co-author William "Brit" Kirwan, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland discuss the role that higher education must play to increase access for low-income students at elite institutions in the United States.
"The fact is, top colleges and universities too often see themselves as competitors. To meet this national need, we need to become collaborators in developing ideas to restructure costs and increase financial aid, whether those funds are raised through philanthropy, recovered through cost savings, realized from strategically increasing enrollment, or reallocated from other parts of our budgets."