"I Have A Dream" Foundation's Quinton Lampkin speaks at
11th Annual College Board Conference
On Tuesday, March 10th 2015, Quinton Lampkin represented the "I Have A Dream" Foundation as a speaker for an "Access to Opportunity" panel at the College Board's 11th Annual A Dream Deferred Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The panel featured Awilda Rodriguez, Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan's School of Education, Angela Romans, Co-director of District & Systems Transformation at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, and Jonathan Mathis, Director of Education and Training at the National Association for College Admission Counseling. The discussion was moderated by Steve Colon, Vice President of Access to Opportunity at the College Board.
All panelists stressed the importance of tackling the large inequalities that still exist in college enrollment, persistence and completion by race and income. In particular, the panelists focused on the barriers that prevent low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students from engaging in the type of challenging high school course work that would prepare them for acceptance, success and completion at a best-fit college.
Each panelist shared insights on various ways to break down these barriers. Furthermore, panelists discussed how schools, districts, colleges and universities, and community-based organizations can partner to address these issues at scale.