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April 2, 2013

High-achieving, low-income kids in San Antonio

Filed under: Culture,Education — Mike Kueber @ 5:35 pm
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Today’s San Antonio Express-News contained an article titled, “Learning how to go to college.”  The article touched on a subject that I have blogged about recently – i.e., the failure of high-achieving, low-income kids to leave home for the best colleges.  Fortunately, San Antonio has a couple of programs in place to help kids transition away from home – GenTX SA and Café College.   

Because this is San Antonio, the article implied that this problem is an Hispanic one.  I provided an on-line comment challenging that implication:

  • This is an excellent article on an excellent program to address a serious problem. My only complaint is that it sees the problem through a racial/ethnic prism. The failure of high-achieving, low-income students to leave home for the best colleges, as documented recently by a Harvard study and the NT Times, afflicts all races and ethnic groups, but the composition of high-achieving, low-income students is 69% Anglo, 15% Asian, 8% Latino, and 6% African-American.

Homesickness does not know skin color.

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