By Karen Gross

This strong publication explores how associations of upper schooling can effectively serve “breakaway” students—first-generation, low-income scholars who're attempting to separate from from the previous so as to create a safer destiny. the distance among low-SES and high-SES scholars persists as efforts to shut it haven't met with nice good fortune. during this provocative ebook, Gross deals a brand new method of addressing inequities through targeting scholars who've succeeded regardless of being affected by the affects of poverty and trauma. Gross attracts on her event as a faculty president to stipulate useful steps that postsecondary associations can take to create buildings of help and chance that construct reciprocal belief. scholars needs to belief their associations and professors, professors needs to belief their scholars, and at last scholars needs to learn how to belief themselves.

“A must-read for teachers, policymakers, academics, social provider services, police chiefs, and executive officials.”
—Martha Kanter, former below secretary, U.S. division of Education

“We have to concentrate on what Karen Gross says. learn this booklet, then proportion it.”
—Mark Huddleston, president, college of recent Hampshire

“Karen Gross deals useful rules in keeping with her study and, extra importantly, on her vast management in supporting our nation’s schools and universities serving at-risk students.”
—Marybeth Gasman, college of Pennsylvania

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