By Richard D. Kahlenberg, editor
Published by Century Foundation Press, January 13, 2004
A series of policy changes in federal and state governments, and at universities, have made it exceedingly difficult for students from low-income and working-class families to earn college degrees. In America's Untapped Resource: Low-Income Students in Higher Education a group of notable experts on higher education examine the substantial economic divide in higher education, discuss the ramifications of that divide, and offer specific recommendations for increasing both college access and success for economically-disadvantaged students.
Chapters include “Low-Income Students and the Affordability of Higher Education,” by Lawrence Gladieux, a former official with the College Board; “Improving the Academic Preparation and Performance of Low-Income Students in Higher Education,” by P. Michael Timpane of the Aspen Institute and Arthur M. Hauptman, a higher education consultant; and “Socioeconomic Status, Race/Ethnicity and Selective College Admissions,” by Anthony P. Carnevale of the Educational Testing Service and Stephen J. Rose of ORC Macro International. The volume also includes an appendix, “Pell Grant Recipients in Selective Colleges and Universities,” by Donald Heller of Pennsylvania State University.
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