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How poverty keeps people out of college and keeps them poor

Dec 16, 2014

Credit Washington Post

Jennifer Guerra and Dustin Dwyer are both working on stories about low income kids and college. 

In the meantime, check out this new multi-media piece from the Washington Post about just how illusive higher education can be for those in poverty. From the peice, by Jim Tankersley:

"When you live on the margins, economists are discovering, even the smallest disruption can knock you off course and out of school. Things like your car breaking down, or your neighbor saying she can’t watch your child anymore, or your boss threatening to fire you if you don’t work more hours in your low-wage job."

Read the whole thing, watch the video and see the pictures here.