Kamau Bobb, Research Scientist II at CEISMC, has written two posts. They are two versions of the same core thought, one in Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, the other in Education Week. One is with a slant towards higher education and the other focused more squarely on students themselves. The second one is cited below and is called "The Strike and Minority Students" (recent Chicago School strike).
"Improving higher education in the United States is now part of the national education narrative. Increasing the number of graduates, assessing what a graduate knows, finding fairness in remediation, corralling college costs, addressing equity and access, challenging the relationship between citizenship and admission and envisioning the 21st century university are all topics on the minds of university faculty and administrators across the country."