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Working class to college, the promise and peril facing blue-collar America, Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson

Label
Working class to college, the promise and peril facing blue-collar America, Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson
Language
eng
resource.governmentPublication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Working class to college
Oclc number
962231921
Responsibility statement
Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson
Sub title
the promise and peril facing blue-collar America
Summary
This book exposes an education class divide that is threatening the American dream of upward social mobility and sowing resentment among those shut out or staggering under crushing debt. The book addresses ways to reduce college costs and shares the inspiring accounts of those who have endured all sorts of hardship "homelessness, an incarcerated parent, dangerously low self-esteem--and fought their way to college and commencement
Table Of Contents
Preface -- The trap of debt and no diploma -- The power of getting a break -- The danger of a dream school -- The conflict between status and common sense -- When the major doesn't fit the bill -- Hasty decisions at the buzzer -- The land of privilege and poverty -- On the fence -- Good grades and cold cash -- Mentors make the difference -- The social costs for first-generation college kids -- Drawing strength from hardship -- Dinner party prep school -- Sweat and smarts -- Finding the path through community college -- Bringing the university to the workplace -- Skilled trades: the other college -- Don't blame the kids -- Making it through and giving back -- Epilogue
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