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maenads_dance 25th-Dec-2012 11:58 am (UTC)
Among the perils that low-income students face is “under-matching,” choosing a close or familiar school instead of the best they can attend.

“The more selective the institution is, the more likely kids are to graduate,” said Mr. Chingos, the Brookings researcher. “There are higher expectations, more resources and more stigma to dropping out.”

Bianca was under-matched. She was living at home, dating her high-school boyfriend and taking classes at Galveston College. A semester on the honor roll only kept her from sensing the drift away from her plan to transfer to a four-year school.

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A snippet. There is definitely good teaching for a great price to be found at community college, but also a lot of lousy teaching, and community colleges just don't have the resources to invest in student retention long-term.
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