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Low-income students and the perpetuation of inequality; higher education in America.

9781409401544

Low-income students and the perpetuation of inequality; higher education in America.

Berg, Gary A.

Ashgate Publishing Co.

2010

198 pages

$79.95

Hardcover

LC4823

Berg (California State U.-Channel Islands) explores the actual state of social mobility through higher education that is so embedded in US mythology. Focusing on students whose economic and class background leave a lot of room to rise, he looks at how they are prepared for failure before they arrive at college, how admissions policies favor the advantaged, why college is more difficult for low-income students, gender and race as interlocking categories of inequality, a case study of recent immigrants to America, erosion of the college image, how as group the poor benefit less from a college degree, and how society can do better.

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