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Evidence based tools (and cool, pertinent links) for HS dropout and disporportionality prevention/intervention
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Family issues for graduate students from working class backgrounds

An article in the Chronicle of Higher Education sums up the disconnect that graduate students with working class roots can feel from their families.  In a book called Reading Classes: On Culture an...
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Very interesting read regarding the struggles that college grads from working class backgrounds must endure.  

 

"Nowhere do working class lives and cultures clash more than in higher education…For working class people who cross the class divide, there are stories and sacrifices that have precious little voice and find no ear to listen” (p. 150)."

 

"Everyone talks at the same time, kids run and play, and football is on the television. Inside the small kitchen, the women stir, bake, gossip, and laugh."


So much resonates with me.  Folks like us straddle the fence for life.  There is guilt attached to that.  We are protective of our roots.  Still, we "know" a better way.  

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Low-income students get crash course in college preparation

Low-income students get crash course in college preparation | Dropout Prevention, Poverty  and Disproportionality | Scoop.it
For Sylmar High School senior Thalia Linares, college feels like a long shot.
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