Illinois is mired in a higher education crisis that poses an existential threat to the nation’s fifth largest state economy. For more than a decade, through a policy of benign neglect, Illinois has sown the seeds of a human capital and workforce crisis that threatens the state’s long-term health. This neglect has had the most profound consequences for low-income students who are disproportionately African-American and Latino.
The Partnership for College Completion is pleased to present the 2018 Public Policy Agenda to advance a set of ideas and proposals to begin to
improve how Illinois’ institutions of higher education serve low-income students and students of color.