When Full Scholarships Aren’t Enough

The Atlantic has an excerpt of Sarah Carr’s book Hope Against Hope, which explores U.S. education, particularly for low-income families. The Atlantic excerpt focuses on the institutional barriers that can stymie even the brightest low-income students. A+ read. (“One Walker student planned to attend Louisiana State University through a state scholarship. But the grant did not cover the $150 he needed to get on a wait list for a dorm room, or the housing deposit. Bailey delved into the student’s financials, trying to figure out when his next paycheck from Taco Bell would clear so he would not miss the deposit deadline and find himself homeless in Baton Rouge.”)



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