GSE Publications

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

9-2001

Publication Source

Middle Matters

Volume

10

Issue

1

Start Page

1

Last Page

6

Abstract

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.

Copyright/Permission Statement

Reprinted with permission. Copyright 2001. National Association of Elementary School Principals. All rights reserved.

Comments

At the time of publication, author Laura Perna was affiliated with University of Maryland. Currently, she is a faculty member at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.

 

Date Posted: 26 August 2015

This document has been peer reviewed.