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Kelly, Goldrick-Rab’s 'Reinventing Financial Aid' makes case for reform

October 21, 2014

UW-Madison Professor Sara Goldrick-Rab and Andrew Kelly, director of the Center on Higher Education Reform at the American Enterprise Institute, are the editors of a new book, titled "Reinventing Financial Aid: Charting a New Course to College Affordability," in which the two experts weigh in on issues with current student loan policies and argue the time has come to reform our financial aid system.  

Says under secretary of education Martha Kanter in her forward, “This is an important book that holds great promise for shaping student aid policy for the 21st century. It is especially instructive that its two editors have found common ground from opposing points of view on their topic to produce this book. Would that our nation’s political and policy leaders might follow their example.”

Goldrick-Rab is a professor of educational policy studies and sociology, and is the director and founder of the Wisconsin HOPE Lab, which was launched earlier this year and is the only laboratory in the nation dedicated to translational research for improving equitable outcomes in postsecondary education. She also is a senior scholar at the Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education and an affiliate of the Institute for Research on Poverty, Center for Financial Security, La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Wisconsin Center for Education Research.