Guiding College Gap

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In ”Guiding a First Generation to College”, Tina Rosenberg discussed that how to help high-achieving poor students to get into College. In the paper, “About 30,000 students from poor families score in the top 10 percent on the SAT or ACT college entrance exams and yet don’t go to selective schools. And nearly a quarter of low-income students who score in the top 25 percent on standardized tests never go to any college.” In fact, there are many resources can help reduce the yawning dimensions of the college gap. Tina Rosenberg points out one big part of the divide is the information disconnect. She mentions in the paper that “ lack college-educated parents often don’t know how important college is.” and “Most are unaware that top colleges…show more content…
We should help student to use those resource and to narrow the information gap. I believe education can bring us a bigger vision of the world so I do agree that the key to narrow down the gap between the rich and poor is education. If we want to reduce the college gap, we should let everyone have the same right to get education without considering financial issue. The true is, however, the tuitions of the top college are very expensive and the academic qualified poor students cannot afford it even they have student aid. For example, a past news in 2014, “Adult film star, Duke student talks college affordability”, in her case, even after student aid, she still faced a $47,000 bill to attend Duke University. In an interview with Time magazine in June 16, 2014, She said “Instead of focusing on my decision to perform in porn to pay my tuition, let’s start paying attention to what got me here: artificially inflated demand for college that pushes tuitions sky high”. Therefore, I think we need our government to solve the high tuition problem that is a direct aid for those high-achieving poor students. Learning to use resources is a very important skill. In colleges, there are
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