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    Webinar: Great levelers or great stratifiers? College access, admissions, and the American middle class
    With a special discussion on the effects of COVID-19 on college access

    When: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EDT

    Where: https://www.brookings.edu/events/webinar-great-levelers-or-great%e2%80%afstratifiers-college-access-admissions-and-the-american-middle-class/

    What: One year after Operation Varsity Blues, and in the midst of one of the greatest crises higher education has ever seen, college admissions and access have never been more important. A college degree has long been seen as a ticket into the middle class, but it is increasingly clear that not all institutions lead to the same intergenerational mobility. Understanding the relationships between universities, the admissions process, and long-term success is critical to both developing the middle class and helping people rise to join its ranks.

    On May 19, the Future of the Middle Class Initiative is hosting a virtual event to present a new way of thinking about college attendance and future success, specifically geared toward the middle class. John Friedman, a professor at Brown University, will also be speaking on the recent report from Opportunity Insights, followed by a panel discussion on higher education and access, especially in light of COVID-19.

    Viewers can submit questions by emailing events@brookings.edu or via Twitter with #HigherEdForAll.

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