Grandparents Count Too
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In a paper published in the American Educational Research Journal, Lawrence, using longitudinal data involving about 10,000 students, shows that the educational attainment of the grandparents is correlated with the college destination of grandchildren. In the chart below the percent for each type of student (First - a student is a child of parents who did not finish college, Second - a student's parent has finished college but grandparents are not college graduates, and Third - a student's parent and grandparent have finished college) that has entered a selective four year college is provided.
|Percent of students entering a selective four year college for each family educational status.|
There are obviously far less first-generation students entering a selective college. But second-generations are likewise less likely to be found enrolled in selective colleges. Recognizing the above correlations surely makes the following recent news from the Philippines infuriating.
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