Three different education stories have stuck in my mind this weekend. They have nothing to do with each other directly – two are very different publications, and one is from me – yet combined they point to some ways higher education is developing. Themes include class, finance, gender, and race.
1. Two young women strive to complete undergraduate degrees, in the face of poverty, homelessness, and exhaustion, in this California Sunday account. It’s a deep dive into two lives, illustrating with examples a major segment of American higher education. Note the role of the California State University system in teaching and supporting poor learners.
It’s classic Sara Goldrick-Rab (here’s our Forum discussion with her) material, too:
At Cal State Long Beach, Kersheral’s tuition and fees ran close to $6,500 a year, but they were covered. In fact, more than half of California college students don’t need…
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