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Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education: Leveraging Promise


reviewed by Jodi Buyyounouski — March 29, 2007

coverTitle: Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education: Leveraging Promise
Author(s): Patricia Gandara, Gary Orfield, & Catherine Horn (Eds.)
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 079146864X , Pages: 302, Year: 2006
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Barriers to college translate into a “robbery of basic human capital and the loss of hope of entire communities” (Gandara, Orfield, & Horn, 2006, p. 282). Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education: Leveraging Promise is a compilation of essays edited by Patricia Gandara, Gary Orfield and Catherine Horn that assess the current state of higher education and underscore the importance of a college education for both individual success and the vitality of the country. The chapter authors provide a thought-provoking interpretation of educational opportunities in the United States through the use of national and state data sets, historical analysis, policy decision implications and recommendations for future efforts. As the reader learns from the text, it becomes unmistakably evident that the educational pipeline is not smooth and students continue to fall through its cracks. In their introduction, Gandara and Orfield describe education as a “systemic issue affecting the entire pathway from preschool to... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: March 29, 2007
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14014, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 2:38:53 PM

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  • Jodi Buyyounouski
    University of Pennsylvania
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    JODI H. BUYYOUNOUSKI is a doctoral candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation topic focuses on how low-income students construe and respond to institutional tuition guarantee programs. Buyyounouski earned her Master of Arts in Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lafayette College where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a minor in Art. Upon graduation, Buyyounouski worked at both Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania’s Offices of Undergraduate Admissions for ten years. She presented at the 2005 Ivy Plus Admissions Conference on topics related to strategies for increasing the positive experiences of campus visitors. In 2006, Buyyounouski was nominated to attend the Association for the Study of Higher Education Graduate Student Policy Seminar. Buyyounouski has published in Educational Foundations: The Journal of the Social Foundations of Education and The Encyclopedia of the Social and Cultural Foundations of Education (in press).
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