- Tiffany Davis: Controversies over commencement and funding misses a larger point about HBCUs
- They can be a resource on ensuring success for black students at all institutions, she writes
Tiffany Jones is the director of higher education policy at The Education Trust, a national educational advocacy nonprofit that works to close gaps in educational opportunity and achievement. The views expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)Once again, leaders at historically black colleges and universities find themselves in the news responding to a move by the Trump administration. Wednesday, it was Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' commencement address at Bethune-Cookman, where, over a din of boos, she "reaffirm[ed] this administration's commitment to and support for [historically black colleges and universities] and the students they serve."