Poverty threatens college pipeline

Atlanta Forward Blog

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Our opinion columns today include a local college president examining the crushing influence of poverty on  students, and an English professor sharing insight on his syllabus and his students’ engagement.

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Sponsoring college students in need

By Beverly Daniel Tatum

When people ask me what my favorite moments have been as president of Spelman College, “graduation” is always my reply. It is a great feeling to watch young Spelman women graduate, knowing the obstacles they have surmounted and the talent they represent. They are the return on my investment as president, and I cannot think of a better way to impact society than to invest in our talent pipeline.

The pipeline needs our attention, because today, it is threatened by poverty. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce and U.S. Census Bureau, in 2010-2011, the poverty rate reached its highest level since 1933…

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Posted on August 29, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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