Higher Education, College Rankings and Access for Lower-Income Students
Harris, James T.,, III, Black Issues in Higher Education
The 20th century has been called the American Century, and one of its leitmotifs was the great leap forward for millions of Americans from poverty into the middle class. In the 1960s and 1970s, the implementation of the Higher Education Act and Pell Grants allowed large numbers of students from low-income families to enter college. In addition, the GI Bill opened wide the doors of higher education to a host of veterans who otherwise would never have been able to consider a college education.
This increasing democratization in access to higher education has made us a richer nation. Now, however, our nation sees the gap between rich and poor grow even wider while the entry to …
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Publication information: Article title: Higher Education, College Rankings and Access for Lower-Income Students. Contributors: Harris, James T.,, III - Author. Magazine title: Black Issues in Higher Education. Volume: 21. Issue: 24 Publication date: January 13, 2005. Page number: 106. © 1999 Cox, Matthews & Associates. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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