Center Director: Avery Beard
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The Education Center, led by Center director Avery Beard, concentrates on issues of educational equality at Columbia, in New York City, and beyond. As students, we have a unique perspective to bring to educational policy, particularly at the university level. Over the past year, we have worked alongside the Economic Development Center to propose an Advisory Committee for Socially Responsible Investing (ACSRI) at Barnard. We also held discussions that ranged from early childhood education, such as the growing cost of childcare in America and children with special needs, to the increasing difficulties of financing higher education. In the upcoming school year, we hope to draft divestment proposals regarding the university’s endowment, partnering with other on-campus groups to ensure that Columbia and Barnard’s investments reflect the values of their student body. We also plan to research the educational policies of 2020 candidates and to lobby for some of these proposals through letter-writing campaigns.
2018-2019 Roosevelt Review
Recess: More Then Just Fun by Emma Cloyd
Federally Funded, Locally Distributed Fully Universal Pre-K by Carolyn Kelly
2017-2018 Roosevelt Review
Funding Women's Education: A Step Towards Peace & Security by Lindsay Meyerson