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Educashun
By georgeha (Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 12:59:15 PM EST) college, RIT, PSU, UB (all tags)
albeit, a very expensive light.

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Print Story poor people going to college
Diary
By gzt (Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:10:44 PM EST) gzt, walking, deadline, college, poor people, nozick, kim jong un (all tags)
The top decile of performers on standardized tests who are in the bottom quartile of income hardly apply to selective colleges at all. However, those that do get in at about the same rate as others and enroll and graduate at the same rate. See here: http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2013/03/22/undermatching_smart_poor_kids_get_screwed_by_the_college_admissions_system.html

Part of the reason is that they don't know they can do this, don't know that they will be given generous aid, and don't know anybody else who's done this. Note the table: the "most competitive" schools, if you get in, will be the cheapest for the student to attend. It's not an affordability issue. Of course, you know, it's nice work if you can get it, attending a "most competitive" school.


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Print Story Salt'n'Pepa and the party of diminishing returns
Gadgets
By georgeha (Tue Apr 04, 2006 at 08:04:05 AM EST) drunk, college, V65, mp3, exercise, 32D (all tags)
Plus, the library of the geeks, review of of Mach Trio MP3, Rapunzel no more (and other kute kid stuff) and less in the unprecendented Tuesday diary.

MultiPoll: Best geeky series to borrow, best music to work out to?


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