The privileged poor : how elite colleges are failing disadvantaged students / Anthony Abraham Jack.

Jack, Anthony Abraham [Browse]
  • Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2019.
  • ©2019
1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations


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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.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-258) and index.
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Online resource; title from digital title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed April 2, 2019).
Introduction: Can poor students be privileged? -- "Come with me to Italy!" -- "Can you sign your book for me?" -- "I, too, am hungry" -- Conclusion: Beyond access.
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