Red Shoes

impressions of my red shoes

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Many students from working-class families are influenced by limited financial resources and lack an economic safety net, and thus must rely on family and friends for support. Thus, these students’ expectations for college center around interdependent motives such as working together, connecting to others, and giving back,” said Stephens. “Given the largely independent college culture and the ways in which students’ social class backgrounds shape their motives for attending college, we questioned whether universities provide students from these different backgrounds with an equal chance of success.
An unseen disadvantage: The focus on independence at American universities can undermine the academic performance of first-generation college students (via world-shaker)

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