Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth (Paperback)
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Double the Numbers: Increasing Postsecondary Credentials for Underrepresented Youth (Paperback)

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Paperback 302 Pages / Published: 30/01/2004
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Only 25 percent of the U.S. high school students complete any college degree. Among African American youth, only 18 percent earn a baccalaureate by age twenty-nine. For Hispanic Americans, the figure is a mere 10 percent. The United States urgently needs to address this problem. For reasons of intellectual and professional opportunity, economic efficiency, and social equity, the nation must do a better job of preparing young people not only to enter college, but also to earn credentials that are key to professional and economic success.

Publisher: Harvard Educational Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781891792229
Number of pages: 302
Weight: 454 g


MEDIA REVIEWS
There is nothing more important in today s economy than the preparation of ALL of our youth for the competitive jobs of the future. Kudos to all of the contributors to this work. Governor Mark R. Warner, Virginia"
"Double the Numbers" contains many thoughtful ideas about how to begin to meet the urgent challenge of increasing the numbers of low-income and minority youth earning postsecondary credentials. Anyone interested in this critical aspect of education policy and practice will find much of interest in this volume. Honorable Secretary Richard Riley, Former U.S. Secretary of Education"
"Double the Numbers" is an invaluable resource to guide education communities in ensuring that higher education is a viable and desirable option for all students. This collection defines expectations, structures, and practices that will need to take shape if all students are to achieve academic success. Stanley G. Jones, Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education"
"Double the Numbers" is a rich resource as well as a passionate call to action that should be of value to both practitioners and policymakers. Dr. Alfredo De Los Santos Jr., Research Professor, Hispanic Research Institute, Arizona State University"

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