Think of First-Generation Students as Pioneers, Not Problems

Sunday, November 11, 2012

By Richard Greenwald, Published in The Chronicle of Higher Education on Nov 11, 2012
Too often these days, we in higher education simply aren't doing enough to support the efforts of students who are the first in their families to attend college. These students, many of whom are working class, get brushed aside by concerns about budgets and enrollments, the sheer busyness of a college, their own passivity, and our assumptions that all students share similar experiences and preparation. It is time to see them for who they are and act on their behalf...
Read complete article in The Chronicle of Higher Education