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Excellence in Undergraduate Education Must Include Equity, Says Influential Group

Is undergraduate education about setting a bar and rewarding the students who can reach it, or providing the support needed for all students to succeed? A new report by leaders of major U.S. research universities and higher-education organizations comes down solidly on the side of equity. In doing so the authors disavow long-held, if increasingly outdated, notions that a rigorous education requires the weeding out of less talented or poorly equipped students.

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