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Dismissing Class: Obama Administration Must Alter Higher Education Policies Perpetuating Social Inequality

(7) Comments | Posted March 8, 2013 | 1:09 PM

The United States is at a critical juncture in its history. The steps taken to advance higher education attainment today among low-income students, similar to the G.I. Bill following World War II, could have profound consequences on the nation's future prosperity. The Obama administration can leave an enduring legacy through...

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Administration's Higher Education Goals Unattainable Without K-16 Bridge

(5) Comments | Posted February 25, 2011 | 2:12 PM

The dearth of college counseling in the nation's public schools derails many students as they transition between high school and college. Compared to their more privileged peers with similar academic qualifications, low-income, minority, first-generation, and other vulnerable students are less likely to attend college. When these vulnerable students pursue higher...

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