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Opinion: The Real College Barrier For The Working Poor

9 December 2013 3 views No Comment

A recent New York Times op-ed “distracts from a much more important point: the Pell Grant – which currently maxes out at $5,645 for the academic year – is not nearly enough to cover college costs for any of its recipients. That is the key issue legislators must grapple with when thinking about how to raise graduation rate,” Sara Goldrick-Rab, an associate professor of education policy studies & sociology at the University of Wisconsin of Madison, writes in an Inside Higher Ed opinion piece.


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