A Quote by David Bornstein on college, education, and talent

Why do A students from low-income background enroll in college at the same rate as D students from high-income backgrounds? The answer is that many low-income students who could succeed in college don't grow up in a college-going culture: They don't know how to advocate effectively for themselves, and they don't get the step-by-step guidance that others do. Moreover, colleges don't know how to identify promising students beyond limited measures of grades and test scores. "I don't believe that every low-income student is ready for college," says Schramm. "But the only way you can tell who is capable of going to college and who isn't is by looking at the whole student. It's not rocket science. The talent is out there, but the systems are blind to it."

David Bornstein

Source: How to Change the World : Social Entrepreneurs and the Power of New Ideas , Pages: 164

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