Social Class Links 08/15/2013

  • More evidence of the “undermatching’ of high ability, low-income kids who don’t apply to colleges where they’d likely to be accepted.

    This study goes further : More advantaged kids, perhaps not surprisingly, tend to “overmatch” and apply to schools beyond their academic preparation.

    Advantage appears to favor overmatching. “Students from the wealthiest families, from neighborhoods where many adults have college degrees, and from high schools where many students go on to college are less likely to be undermatched but also more likely to be overmatched.

    tags: social class

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.

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