Economic Sociology and Organizations

Christina Ciocca Eller

Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

June 1, 2020

Amid the unprecedented disruption of COVID-19, the 2019-2020 academic year has come to a close for most college and university students in the United States. Yet many are asking: now what? Higher education leaders are offering some answers, speaking to immediate concerns like whether teaching and learning will take place on colleges campuses come the fall, how financial arrangements will be handled, and what scaled-up virtual learning might look like.

But other, longer-term issues remain, perhaps with even more consequential implications for the U.S. higher education sector. One of the most pressing, argues Assistant Professor of Sociology and Social Studies, Christina Ciocca Eller, is how to understand and address longstanding inequalities between students from different socioeconomic and racial backgrounds, especially in light of COVID-19.... Read more about Considering the Impacts of COVID-19 on Higher Education Inequality in the United States

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