AAPSS Releases Series of Papers Co-Edited by Simmons’ McLendon

Associate Dean Michael McLendon discusses recent findings on state policy initiatives impacting students’ college careers at a higher education seminar hosted by the Education Writers Association at SMU Simmons.

Simmons Associate Dean Michael McLendon co-edited a series of 11 papers this month in The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science that find state policies meant to increase college access and degree attainment aren’t working.

The series looks at state policy initiatives such as financing for student scholarships, fiscal responses to the Great Recession, the implementation of “performance funding” to allocate funds to state colleges, the use of “P–20 councils” to align high school curriculum with college readiness, and the disparate effects of gubernatorial and legislative leadership. Read more.

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