Knox grad interviewed for feature on McNair funding

From: Black Enterprise (Chicago, IL)

University of Chicago Charter School English teacher Quinetta Bellows-Miller spent countless hours working overtime to prepare her classroom for the new school year. Bellows-Miller earned her bachelor’s degree in education from Knox College. She went on to receive her master’s degree in education from the University of Illinois at Chicago and graduated with a 3.7 GPA, thanks in part to the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program. Joining the McNair Program was “probably the best decision I ever made [in] undergrad,” said Bellows-Miller, the first in her family to earn a post-secondary degree.

The Department of Education’s decision to cut $10 million worth of funding from the program would mean nearly one-third of McNair cohorts across the program’s 194 campuses nationwide will shut down this fall. Congress will vote on whether or not to uphold or overrule the department’s proposed cuts on September 30. And hundreds of students will be immediately affected should the cuts take place… Read more…