First-Generation College Students Are Not Succeeding in College, And Money Isn't The Problem
from The Washington Post
From Jan. 28:
Christopher Feaster lived in a homeless shelter in D.C. for most of high school. Laundry was a once-a-month luxury. "I would have to re-wear socks," he says. "They were white socks, but they were so dirty that they were brown and sometimes they were starting to go black. I had to re-wear underwear because I didn't have clean underwear." Homeless students face terrible odds of graduating high school, but Christopher excelled at school. A young man with an easy smile and bubbly personality, he maintained close relationships with his teachers and took part in a long list of extracurricular activities. He was the poster child for grit and determination.
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