We need poverty-based affirmative action at America’s colleges

"Representation of low-income students at selective colleges and universities has not changed in ten years despite selective institutions’ well-advertised, increased commitment to “need-blind admissions” and “no-loan financial aid” packages. The foundation's recent True Merit report highlighted these findings, along with documenting the clear benefits of attending selective institutions, which provide higher graduation rates and higher pay for students and greater productivity for the nation."

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