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College is the goal. Will these 3 teenagers get there?

from The New York Times

Nearly all high school students want to go to college these days, studies show, but many never make it. Of those who do, many fail to earn their degrees. Researchers call this the "aspirations-attainment gap." What stops kids from getting a college degree? Poor academic preparation, rising college costs, the declining value of financial aid and, not least, just managing the process. Applying to college requires a huge amount of social capital — the support of family, friends, mentors and teachers — as well as personal drive and initiative. more


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