John Edwards Talks About the Need for Greater Access to College

Throughout the 2004 presidential campaign, then Sen. John Edwards frequently talked about "the two Americas": one for the rich and one for everyone else.

As part of The Chronicle's continuing series on the growing divide in higher education, which looks at the haves and have-nots among students and institutions, Mr. Edwards recently talked with us in his office here. He described the difficulty poor students have getting to college and why he thinks the country should adopt a program