Saturday, December 22, 2012

“For someone so connected to family and Grandma and the tamales, I wondered if she feared that graduating would alienate her.”

The reference to tamales (especially during this time of year) and the assumptions contained in that sentence likely infuriate some folks- but, getting beyond that, other details make this an important story. It deserves a close read.
NYT follows three women through higher ed in Texas and Georgia, it centers around this:

“Everyone wants to think of education as an equalizer — the place where upward mobility gets started,” said Greg J. Duncan, an economist at the University of California, Irvine. “But on virtually every measure we have, the gaps between high- and low-income kids are widening. It’s very disheartening.”

On a related note: something from UCLA Fac Blog, watch the video.

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