The Atlantic

The Schools That Are Bringing Poor Kids Into the Middle Class

Strategies for recruiting and retaining low-income students aren’t particularly novel, though they can be tough to implement at scale.
Source: Thomas Lohnes / Getty

The evidence is clear: A college degree is, in most cases, the key to more money and a more comfortable standard of living. But that pathway to higher earnings is more available to some than others: A lot of elite colleges do not enroll a lot of low-income students, and as a result they’re not boosting

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Atlantic

The Atlantic4 min read
A Historic NBA Championship for the Raptors
The Golden State Warriors were hampered by injuries, but the league’s newest victors were built to seize on the opportunity.
The Atlantic4 min readPolitics
Why Trump Uses Mock Spanish
When Donald Trump tweeted Thursday morning that Democrats “have gone absolutely ‘Loco,’” the most surprising thing about it was that he had never called anyone loco on Twitter before. There was a time last fall when Trump couldn’t stop using the Span
The Atlantic6 min readPolitics
The ‘Death Penalty’s Dred Scott’ Lives On
In 1987, the Supreme Court came within one vote of eliminating capital punishment in Georgia based on evidence of racial disparities. Instead, it created a precedent that civil-rights advocates have been fighting for decades.