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Educating and Graduating Low-income,
First-generation, and Minority College Students
by Angela Provitera McGlynn
nation faces some daunting education problems. One of the most pressing
is the need to educate young people so that they will become productive
citizens who can live comfortably and contribute positively. America’s
competitive edge is threatened internationally. The reason is simple:
too few Americans are earning postsecondary degrees, which are
increasingly becoming pre-requisites to a middle-class life.
will not reach its goal of educating more young people without graduating
more low-income, first-generation to college, and minority college students.
Graduating more of this historically underserved population is the right
thing to do, both for them as individuals and for our nation as a whole.
Unfortunately, the solutions are not as easily understood as the reasons for
Envisioning Equity: Educating and Graduating Low-income, First-generation,
and Minority College Students, veteran professor emeritus Angela Provitera McGlynn spells out not only the
clear-cut case for higher education and America’s slippage on the world
scene, she addresses solutions. Her solutions fall into two categories: What
can college professors do to promote academic success? What can college
administrators and public policy makers do to get more students through the
educational pipeline to a college degree?
book is a must for educators and law makers committed to being part of the
solution to America’s rocky educational playing field.