College Choice and the Success of Working-Class Students « Working-Class Perspectives
Excellent blog post from Sherry Linkon on working class students’ completion rates and the complicated questions of college “fit” for working class students. Check out the comments for info on the great First Generation Program at UW Madison.
Democrats, Poverty and Schools
An excellent essay on schooling, poverty, and the essential work of targeting poverty itself.
“For decades, solid analyses have demonstrated that while aspects of schooling can be important in improving student outcomes and alleviating the effects of poverty, the effects of factors schools cannot and do not control are much greater”
….”And to my knowledge, no study has ever rigorously compared the effectiveness of interventions based on cash transfers, housing subsidies, and teacher quality improvement”
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