One of the most repeated phrases of the last year is that COVID-19 has laid bare inequities in our society. Those inequities may be news to some but...read more
Sharing PCC’s analyses of local, state, and federal policies impacting college access and success, insights from higher education leaders on equity-centered plans and practices, and student perspectives about the urgent need for greater college access and affordability to support them realizing their career aspirations.
In his 2021 budget address, Governor Pritzker continued to break from his predecessors in ensuring that our state’s higher education system does not sink further into a quagmire...read more
Partnership for College Completion | January 12, 2021 [UPDATE: Governor JB Pritzker signed HB 2170 into law on March 8, 2021.] Systemic racism underlies both the disproportionate impact of COVID-19...read more
While the $23 billion will provide some relief, the state must still adequately and equitably fund colleges, particularly more financially vulnerable institutions. Mike Abrahamson, Policy Manager | January 6,...read more
With the failure of the fair tax amendment on Illinois ballots this fall, there are fewer options on the table to begin closing Illinois’ budget hole and adequately...read more
For too long, Illinois’ working and low-income residents have borne the brunt of the state’s ‘flat tax.’ A fair tax would ensure the state’s wealthiest pay their fair...read more