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Author Carr, Robert Owen, author.

Title Working class to college : the promise and peril facing blue-collar America / Robert Owen Carr with Dirk Johnson.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : GSBF Media, [2017]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  370.1934 C23w 2017    ---  Available
 CRC Reference Graduate Programs  GRAD REF  2017    ---  Available
Description xx, 202 pages ; 23 cm.
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Contents The trap of debt and no diploma -- The power of getting a break -- The danger of a dream school -- The conflict between status and common sense -- When the major doesn't fit the bill -- Hasty decisions at the buzzer -- The land of privilege and poverty -- On the fence -- Good grades and cold cash -- Mentors make the difference -- The social costs for first-generation college kids -- drawing strength from hardship -- Dinner party prep school -- Seat and marts -- Finding the path through community college -- Bringing the university to the workplace -- Skilled trades: the other college -- Don't blame the kids -- Making it through and giving back.
Summary This book exposes an education class divide that is threatening the American dream of upward social mobility and sowing resentment among those shut out or staggering under crushing debt. The book addresses ways to reduce college costs and shares the inspiring accounts of those who have endured all sorts of hardship--homelessness, an incarcerated parent, dangerously low self-esteem--and fought their way to college and commencement.
Subject Education, Higher -- Finance.
Working class -- Education -- United States.
Blue collar workers -- United States.
Blue collar workers. (OCoLC)fst00834938
Education, Higher -- Finance. (OCoLC)fst00903056
Working class -- Education. (OCoLC)fst01180443
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Added Author Johnson, Dirk, author.
ISBN 9780252041105 (hbk)
0252041100 (hbk)

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