Expertise: Higher education

Antoinette Flores is the managing director for Postsecondary Education at American Progress. Her work focuses on improving higher education quality, accountability, equity, and data to ensure all students can access, afford, and complete high-quality degrees. Flores previously worked as an editor at the American Geophysical Union and has interned with the National Council of Higher Education Resources. Originally from Chicago, Flores is a first-generation college graduate and holds a bachelor’s degree from Amherst College and a master’s in public policy from the George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government.

By Antoinette Flores
6 Actions Congress Should Take on Higher Education in 2021Center for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2021
Congress’ Down Payment on Higher Education’s 2021 NeedsCenter for American ProgressDecember 23, 2020
5 Policies the Biden-Harris Administration Must Tackle To Protect College StudentsCenter for American ProgressNovember 17, 2020
3 Steps Needed To Protect College Students in the Wake of the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2020
Congress Needs To Ensure Educational Equity in the Wake of the Coronavirus PandemicCenter for American ProgressApril 2, 2020
The Accreditation Reform Act of 2020Center for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2020
Trump’s Latest Budget Proposal Would Deepen the Student Debt CrisisCenter for American ProgressFebruary 10, 2020
The College Affordability Act Makes Major Improvements to Quality Oversight of CollegesCenter for American ProgressOctober 25, 2019
Restoring the Promise of Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2019
The Unwatched WatchdogsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2019
3 Ways DeVos Has Put Students At Risk by Deregulating EducationCenter for American ProgressMay 30, 2019
How the Trump Administration Is Undoing College AccreditationCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2019
Standing Up for America’s StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2019
A Quality Guarantee for Today’s Students: Recommendations to Improve College AccreditationCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2019
The Risks in Betsy DeVos’ Rethink of Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2019
Fact Sheet: A Legislative History of the Federal Government’s Reliance on AccreditationCenter for American ProgressNovember 27, 2018
Fact Sheet: How College Accreditors Miss the Mark on Student OutcomesCenter for American ProgressNovember 27, 2018
Fact Sheet: What Happens When Accreditors Sanction CollegesCenter for American ProgressNovember 27, 2018
4 Ways to Improve Proposed Higher Standards for College AccreditationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 14, 2018
The Department of Education’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Borrower Defense ProposalCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2018
The 85 Colleges That Only ACICS Would AccreditCenter for American ProgressJuly 3, 2018
Accreditors Must Stop Letting Failing Colleges Off the HookRealClearEducationMay 8, 2018
How College Accreditors Miss the Mark on Student OutcomesCenter for American ProgressApril 25, 2018
ACICS Should Not Regain Its Ability to Grant Access to Federal Financial AidCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2018
Trump’s Budget Proposes More Than $200 Billion in Cuts to StudentsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2018
Trump’s Budget Reveals that He Wants Everyday Americans to Pay for His Tax Cuts for the WealthyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
A Second Status Update on ACICS CollegesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 6, 2018
Betsy Devos’ Flawed Regulatory RollbackCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2017
House Budget Would Raise Borrowing Costs for the Middle ClassCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2017
Accreditation Is Broken. Time to Repair It.The Chronicle of Higher EducationMay 30, 2017
How the Trump Budget Undermines Economic Security for Working FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
A Reply-All Email Error Reveals Problems in College TransparencyCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Trump’s Budget Is a Cynical Attack on College​ StudentsCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2017
Congressional Budget Rejects President Trump’s Higher Education Cuts—for NowCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2017
Success Not GuaranteedU.S. News & World ReportApril 26, 2017
Getting What We Pay for on Quality AssuranceCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2017
Accreditors Must Prioritize Student Outcomes in Measuring College QualityCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2017
Trump’s Higher Education Budget Robs More Than $5 Billion From Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2017
The Big Difference Between Women and Men’s Earnings After CollegeCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2016
Watching the WatchdogsCenter for American ProgressJune 21, 2016
How lessons from health care and housing could fix higher education affordabilityVoxMay 26, 2016
The Case for Federal Higher Education Affordability StandardsCenter for American ProgressMay 26, 2016
Improving Data to Better Serve Low-Income StudentsCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2016
Illinois Budget Battle Jeopardizes College Access and AffordabilityCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2016
New Analysis of College Scorecard Data Shows College Completion on the RiseCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2016
Hooked on Accreditation: A Historical PerspectiveCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2015
Initial Analysis of College Scorecard Earnings and Repayment DataCenter for American ProgressSeptember 17, 2015
Proposed Student Loan Repayment Plan Would Extend the Same Income-Based Terms to All Federal Loan BorrowersCenter for American ProgressAugust 18, 2015
Don’t Make These Common Higher Education MistakesCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2015
Bipartisan Support for Financial Aid ReformCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2015
Improving College Access and Degree Attainment Through an Early Guarantee of Federal Financial AidCenter for American ProgressMay 6, 2015
Undocumented Students Deserve Greater Access to Higher EducationCenter for American ProgressMarch 31, 2015
The Impact of the Great Recession on Public CollegesCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
A Great Recession, a Great RetreatCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2014
How Public Universities Can Promote Access and Success for All StudentsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2014
Competency-Based Education: Adding Value in the Liberal ArtsCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2014