Author Chat: New Book Mines Racial Disparities in College Degrees
LaMont Jones, Diverse Issues in Higher Education
The poorest students in the country, many of them young people of color and most of them the first in their families to attend college, have an astonishingly low chance of graduating from college within six years. Eleven percent, at most, make it. That's not the American Dream. But what if that could change?
In this interview, veteran education reporter and author Richard Whitmire discusses how improving graduation rates of first-generation, low-income, minority college students could alter the face of America.