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Document Number: 4285

Betraying the College Dream: How Disconnected K-12 and Postsecondary Education Systems Undermine Student Aspirations - Within the six states studied (California, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Oregon and Texas), the authors found that over 80% of African-American and Latino students surveyed plan to attend some form of postsecondary education. However, this study also found that the states have created multiple barriers between high school and college. Other findings highlighted issues such as inequalities in college counseling, college preparation course offerings and connections with local postsecondary institutions. In addition to the full report, there is a policy brief and executive summary available. (Michael Kirst, Andrea Venezia and Anthony L. Antonio, Stanford University, March 2003)...


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