College Slots for Poorer Students Still Limited – NYTimes.com
While public focus is on “failing” K-12 schools and critique of the teachers who work there, many universities remain indifferent at best to the work of enrolling low-income students who do thrive in public schools, under the care of their teachers.
“But even in those race-blind states, highly selective public colleges vary widely in how hard they work to identify high-achieving, disadvantaged students and prepare them for college, how heavily they weight disadvantage in admissions, and how generous they are with financial aid. Not surprisingly, they also differ greatly in how many disadvantaged students they enroll — and the same is true among elite public and private schools that still do consider race and ethnicity.”
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