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The Privileged Poor

How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

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HARDCOVER

$27.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674976894

Publication Date: 03/01/2019

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288 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

2 illus., 1 table

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  • Abbreviations
  • Introduction: Can Poor Students Be Privileged?
  • 1. “Come with Me to Italy!”
  • 2. “Can You Sign Your Book for Me?”
  • 3. “I, Too, Am Hungry”
  • Conclusion: Beyond Access
  • Appendix
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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