‘Social Capital’ and College Counseling

In his blog at The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Hoover has written about Omari Scott Simmons’ forthcoming article titled “Lost in Transition: The Implications of Social Capital for Higher Education Access“:

If college counseling for underrepresented students does not become a crucial part of education reform, then reform will not bear nearly enough fruit.

So writes Omari Scott Simmons in a forthcoming article in the Notre Dame Law Review. Mr. Simmons, an associate professor at Wake Forest University’s School of Law, argues that policy makers must do more to account for “social-capital deficits” among low-income, minority, and first-generation students in public schools. Generally, “social capital” is a term used to describe the benefits one accumulates based on his or her relationships with other people.

Read the rest of the blog post at The Chronicle, you can also download a copy of Mr. Simmons paper.

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