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Education & Access

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The promotion of a just and civically responsible society depends highly on our ability to provide people with equal access to an education system that helps them think critically about themselves and their communities. That means education is—at its core—an intersectional field that cannot be conceived apart from issues of race, class, and nation. The Education & Access pathway at the Lang Center is concerned precisely with the ways in which the academic discourse on education overlaps with local, national, and international movements for expanding access to higher education and quality K-12 education, promoting equity in school funding, providing equal opportunities for undocumented immigrants, low-income students, etc. A central goal of the Lang Center is to connect students to the very programs, resources, and opportunities that promote a civically responsible way of engaging within the education system. 

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