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Document Number: 7081

Promise Abandoned: How Policy Choices and Institutional Practices Restrict College Opportunities - This report criticizes trends in federal, state and college practices that discourage low-income and minority students from enrolling and graduating from college. Financial aid is increasingly being awarded to middle- and upper-income students, at the expense of poor young people, and too few low-income and minority students graduate from college once they’ve entered. The report notes that despite the perception of progress, gaps in college-going and college completion for poor and minority students are actually wider than they were thirty years ago. (Kati Haycock, The Education Trust, August 2006) ...

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