An Adult Student’s Hard Lessons
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Lee Gardner, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Postsecondary degrees and workforce credentials still offer more reliable paths to long-term, stable employment with good pay. But for those who are first-generation college students or coming from impoverished families, finding those paths—and staying on them—is never easy.
Just ask Devon Mitchell. Her story illustrates the myriad challenges millions of adult students face in making their dreams come true and community-college administrators have getting them into, and through, school.