Low-Income Students’ Success in College Starts in High School

From Diverse Education:

In The New York Times Magazine cover story, Paul Tough addressed the obstacles facing disadvantaged students head on.

“If you want to help low-income students succeed, it’s not enough to deal with their academic and financial obstacles. You also need to address their doubts and misconceptions and fears. To solve the problem of college completion, you first need to get inside the mind of a college student.”

We would go one step further and say that, to increase diversity on campuses, you need to get inside the mind of a high school student. And that requires a partnership between colleges and organizations in the communities where students live.

Read the full article here.

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