President Donald Trump signs an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to bolster historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

America’s historically black colleges and universities excel in graduating black students. A new executive order could drive new funds to these much valued schools, a move that might help smooth over an early misstep by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, in which she linked HBCU’s to her “school choice” agenda. Why do historically black colleges and universities do a better job than predominantly white schools in graduating low-income black students? What’s in store for these institutions? Will the new rules make a difference?

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  • Darren Sands Reporter, Buzzfeed news.
  • Allyson Carpenter President, Howard University Student Association.
  • Ron Stodghill Author, "Where Everybody Looks Like Me: At the Crossroads of America's Black Colleges and Culture"; assistant professor, interdisciplinary studies, Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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