The Relevance of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders in the College Completion Agenda
National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE)
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This report focuses most intently on the relevance of the AAPI population to the national college completion agenda, which is undeniably significant for today’s higher education reform effort. With this issue in mind, the research is guided by four propositions about education and social change. First, policy matters: it dictates funding priorities, resource usage, and federal, state, and local involvement in educational efforts. Second, institutions matter: what colleges and universities do with funding and resources has a tremendous impact on student success. Third, research matters: policymakers and institutional administrators need accurate, disaggregated data that present the real assets and needs of college students and their families. Finally, strategic action matters: now, more than ever, there is a strong public interest in institutional accountability. The organization is interested in identifying and studying areas of program effectiveness relative to the AAPI population to inform policymaking decisions.