TURNING POINTS—Postsecondary Options, Not Stigmas

Last week, we met a young woman whose future lies in higher education. Anysaa El Manfaa is off to a fine liberal arts college after getting a fantastic start at community college. As a community college student and teacher, I saw this kind of story time and time again. It’s cause for honoring and celebrating … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—Postsecondary Options, Not Stigmas

TURNING POINTS—“The Privileged Poor?”

Elite universities pride themselves on their efforts to accept and encourage economically poor students at their schools. Students from low-income families do benefit from these efforts to diversify student population at highly selective universities; however, Harvard professor Anthony Abraham Jack’s The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students introduces readers to the disturbing … Continue reading TURNING POINTS—“The Privileged Poor?”