Social Class in College

An interesting analysis on NPR last night of the experiences of students from different class backgrounds meeting up with one another at an elite college.

How interesting that the president believes that elite colleges like Amherst are potentially among the most democratic places in US society. As he explains:

President Marx believes that American colleges have no choice but to try to address class. He says it’s their responsibility as educators, noting that in a society that’s becoming more divided by class, schools like Amherst College are among the few places where people of all income levels can interact.

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