Cory Booker Bets $100 Billion on Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Senator Cory Booker greeting students after speaking at a criminal justice forum at Benedict College in Columbia, S.C., in October.Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York TimesSenator Cory Booker of New Jersey on Tuesday proposed investing $100 billion in historically black colleges and universities and other minority-serving institutions, a broad proposal in a Democratic field that has offered varying plans to prop up this longstanding yet struggling arm of the educational system.Many