‘I Want to See You Here’: How to Make College a Better Bet for More People
Sara Lipka, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Going to college can change the course of someone’s life. And yet the American higher-education system waylays a lot of students. It is deeply stratified. And for many people, it remains out of reach entirely.
Educators, policy makers, and funders have all started talking more about social mobility, but are they pulling the right levers? In this interview, a campus leader, a public official, a researcher, and a college counselor discuss structural inequalities, expectations of students and their motivation to enroll in college, and the kind of support they actually need.