Please join MPES for a colloquium talk:
“Making College Work: Pathways to Success for Disadvantaged Students”
John LaFarge Jr. SJ Professor of Public Policy
Wednesday, November 1st
Too many disadvantaged college students in America spend time and money on coursework without graduating or earning credentials, while others earn degrees or certificates that hold little labor market value. Many of these students also struggle to pay for college, and some incur debts they have difficulty repaying. Harry Holzer of Georgetown University and the Urban Institute’s Sandy Baum propose a range of policy solutions aimed at alleviating difficulties faced by too many of America’s college students, including weak academic preparation, financial pressures, and institutional failures that create barriers to success.