Posted by: Gregory Linton | 08/30/2019

Higher Ed Quote of the Week: 8/30/19

“The stakes in educating underprepared students, in particular, are extremely high. If our education system were better able to assist more underprepared students to undertake and complete college programs of study, we would almost certainly witness an increase in economic productivity and a concomitant reduction in unemployment, incarceration, and racial tension. Moreover, successfully educating more underprepared students would serve to reduce some of the social and economic disparities that we currently see among different races and social classes.”—Alexander W. Astin, Are You Smart Enough?: How Colleges’ Obsession with Smartness Shortchanges Students (Stylus, 2016, p. 103)

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