By DAVID SCHWEIZERAPAAssociated PressSEATTLE (AP)Students who have been denied access to higher education because of race, ethnicity or national origin are rallying to push their ideas on how to reform the nation’s top education system.
The summit of the nation ‘s top education leaders will take place in Washington, D.C., next week, where the president and some of his top advisers are expected to hold a summit on how they can improve access to college and careers.
It’s a rare event at the top of the White House to feature the president, who is rarely at home, and is unlikely to hold his first meeting of the day.
But there is talk about improving access to postsecondary education, including offering free tuition at state universities and giving students the chance to work at nonprofits.
The issue is often seen as a national issue.
But the U.S. Department of Education has been plagued by controversy over the past year over how colleges and universities handle race and ethnicity issues.
It has been accused of not doing enough to address problems of racial and ethnic disparities in college admissions, especially in the U,S.
history and other subjects.