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The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students – Vox.com

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“The data, from the Brookings Institution’s Richard Reeves, shows that your educational attainment is largely dependent on how much education your parents had. For all of the proclamations of America as a land of opportunity, it’s exceedingly hard to move up the ladder.

“And things aren’t getting better. While more Americans are going to college as a whole, the gap between the affluent and poor has widened — and the value of a college degree is declining.

“It starts in high school, where poor kids are less likely to earn a high school diploma than their richer peers.” 

Alvin Chang, Vox.com, September 12, 2018

Read more at The subtle ways colleges discriminate against poor students, explained with a cartoon by Alvin Chang in Vox.com. Part of WiFi (What I Find Interesting) Wednesday.

Student Affairs professionals in New England – come to the NECPA Summit on Social Justice in Higher Education. I will present the workshop The Cost of Inclusion: Addressing the Class Struggle When Engaging Students Outside the Classroom.

NECPA Summit May 16, 2019

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