The privileged poor : how elite colleges are failing disadvantaged students
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Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
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ISBN
9780674976894, 0674976894
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Amherst Jones Library - Lower Level378.1982 JackAvailable
Great Barrington Mason Library - Adult Nonfiction378.1 JACK, ANTHONYAvailable
Leominster Public Library - Adult378.1 JACKAvailable
State Library of Massachusetts - StacksLC210.5 .J33 2019Available
State Library of Massachusetts - StacksLC210.5 .J33 2019Available
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Published
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
Physical Desc
276 pages ; 22 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780674976894, 0674976894

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors--and their coffers--to support a more diverse student body. But is it enough just to let them in? In The Privileged Poor, Anthony Jack reveals that the struggles of less privileged students continue long after they've arrived on campus. In their first weeks they quickly learn that admission does not mean acceptance. In this bracing and necessary book, Jack documents how university policies and cultures can exacerbate preexisting inequalities, and reveals why these policies hit some students harder than others. If we truly want our top colleges to be engines of opportunity, university policies and campus cultures will have to change. Jack provides concrete advice to help schools reduce these hidden disadvantages--advice we cannot afford to ignore.--,Provided by publisher.

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