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March 29, 2013

More about high-achieving, low-income kids

Filed under: Education — Mike Kueber @ 10:00 pm
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A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the Harvard study that concluded it was rare when high-achieving, low-income kids crossed paths with elite colleges.   A NY Times column that discussed the study concluded, “The findings underscore that elite public and private colleges, despite a stated desire to recruit an economically diverse group of students, have largely failed to do so.”  The column went on to suggest that, in view of the possible demise of affirmative action, perhaps elite colleges will shift their diversity objectives towards the high-achieving, low-income kids.    

Well, today the NT Times kept the pressure up by publishing an op-ed piece from an erstwhile high-achieving, low-income kid from Nevada.  It’s always helpful to personalize these ideas, and Claire Vaye Watkins’s story is a good one. 

It feels good to be on the same page as the Times.

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