By many measures, women have succeeded in narrowing the long-standing achievement gap in higher education. However, this surface-level gender parity in higher education has a significant, hidden cost.
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Yesterday was Equal Pay Day. If you aren’t familiar with the holiday, the title alone might have made you think it was a fun holiday celebrating women having equal opportunity. Who doesn’t love getting cash money, right? Actually, Equal Pay Day is a bit of a downer. It’s defined by the federal government as “the… Read more »
President John F. Kennedy signed the landmark Equal Pay Act back in 1963 (pictured above in an Oval Office signing ceremony). Yet more than half a century later there remains a persistent gender-based pay gap for women workers compared to men. The good news, if any, is that female feds earn more on the dollar,… Read more »