Description - The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack
An NPR Favorite Book of the Year
?Breaks new ground on social and educational questions of great import.?
?An essential work, humane and candid, that challenges and expands our understanding of the lives of contemporary college students.?
?Paul Tough, author of Helping Children Succeed
?Eye-opening?Brings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.?
?Jack's investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusion?His book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising.?
The Ivy League looks different than it used to. 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 admit these students? In this bracing expos??, Anthony Jack shows that many students' struggles continue long after they've settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.
Buy The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Country of Publication:
Other Editions - The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack
Book Reviews - The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students by Anthony Abraham Jack
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students book by Anthony Abraham Jack and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)
A Preview for this title is currently not available.