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How Three Politicians Used Their Personal Experiences to Expand Access to Higher Education

A high percentage of students attending college in the US today are given some form of financial aid. But this wasn’t always an option. Professor Deondra Rose of Duke University’s Sanford School of Public policy discusses the history of higher education policy, and how lawmakers have used programs like the National Defense Education Act of 1958, the Higher Education Act of 1965, and Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments to expand access to equal opportunity.