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Morning Video: Opening Elite Colleges To Low-Income Students


PBS NewsHour segment from Monday night.


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While! I think this is an awesome program , and it gives students a broader perspective. When I was in high school a school like Princeton was just a figment of imagination for me. I like this program because it also gives the students support throughout college.

Brilliant! This will give so many students the opportunity to go beyond what they probably would never imagine they could go.
It is great that a program like this also supports the student thru out their college years. It is amazing that some kids feel that they are not expected to go further than their local colleges. We have to continue to encourage our children that anything is possible and that if you don't try how will you ever know.
This program is great for those students who have the academic abilities but not the funds to attend elite schools. It opens up a whole new world for them to be able to be exposed to opportunities that might not have been available to them before. I support LEDA all the way! When you give opportunity, you give pathways to new ideas.

PBS never tends to disappoint!, glad to see that they're opening the door of elite colleges for low income students. So many young & older lives will be changed due to this decision & will cause low income families as well as minorities to strive for something big in their lives. They'll get to experience things & go places that they were probably never able to imagine, i enjoy reading about programs like this which strive to help others especially the misfortunate & end up delivering on their promises. Broader mental perspectives will become a factor due to this & hopefully other organizations & programs will see the success from this & want to donate or help in someway to further progress. Thank God for programs like this that plan on helping people not for the profit but the benefit of doing something because its right & needed to be done for communities.

Students that come from low-income family backgrounds already have a hard time getting through college financially, so it doesn’t cross many of their minds to apply to elite colleges. People that come from a low-income background attend schools that do just enough to get by. Elite schools teach on a different level, a level many of us have not been exposed to ever. Classrooms in bad areas are overcrowded, therefore making it hard for teachers to teach and show attention to the students that need attention. Living in America is supposed to be an even level playing field of equal opportunities but everyone knows that is not reality.
Students who graduate from selective colleges usually earn $2 million more over their lifetime than someone who didn’t graduate from a selective college. Many low income students feel as if they can’t get into an ivy league school because it is looked at as schools for rich people. Many low income students don’t realize it’s cheaper than they think to go to an ivy league school because these schools provide a lot of financial aid to students with low income. This LEDA program is a great way to give everybody equal learning opportunities.

So So inspiring. To me, it is not depressing at all that the SAT statistics show an exactly proportional trend from income to SAT scores, this is a positive trend. it means that is definitively true that humans are much more equal on a fundamental level than people think. Importance should not be on intelligence, it should be on education. Intelligence is not important and is arguable at every level, education and knowledge can give everybody and anybody the tools they need to become more creative and rounded and inspired. Intelligence is absolutely subjective.

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