Getting to college
May 02, 2008
Naomi Schaefer Riley writes in the Wall Street Journal about obstacles beyond??lousy??instruction in the classroom??that often prevent students in urban public schools from attending college: Letters of recommendation that are poorly written (when they're written), guidance counselors who can't be bothered to turn in on time their students' applications, and reams of??confusing paperwork.
The article's title, "Not by Tuition Breaks Alone," is apt. Getting more low-income pupils into college obviously requires more than legislation.