The Bottom Seventy Percent

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The 'Bottom' Seventy Percent: What America's Elite Institutions of Higher Learning Owe to Everyone Else

Author

Kevin Carey (BIO)

Policy Director
Education Sector

Summary

Students who have the greatest educational need—low-income, part-time, first-generation,
working parents, immigrants, and people of color—are systematically funneled into institutions
with the fewest resources. In response, elite universities must be uncommonly generous in the
years ahead with respect to funding, transfers, and the amount of students they will serve.

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