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Despite more than 30 years of effort by the federal government to increase college enrollment rates for African Americans, Hispanics, and low-income students, these groups continue to be underrepresented in higher education. Although family income and financial resources continue to influence college enrollment decisions, educators now suggest that the traditional focus on reducing financial barriers for the underrepresented groups has been too narrow.
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Perna, L. W. (2001). College Preparation in the Middle Grades: It's More Than SATs. Middle Matters, 10 (1), 1-6. Retrieved from http://repository.upenn.edu/gse_pubs/296
Date Posted: 26 August 2015
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