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It light of the recent discussion threads, I thought it timely to note
that the Education Resources Institute, Inc's (TERI) Institute for
Higher Education Policy recently published a report called "Missed
Opportunities: A New Look at Disadvantaged College Aspirants".  The
executive summary lists the following 6 recommendations.

   * Increase investment in early intervention and pre-college programs;
   * renew efforts to increase the availability of college awareness
     information;
   * increase the availability of support services for enrolled college
     students;
   * promote greater consistency and clarity in state policies
     concerning parental responsibilities to pay for college;
   * lessen the restrictions on participation in postsecondary education
     for welfare recipients; and
   * simplify the forms and processes for applying for college
     admissions and financial aid.

The full report can be requested from:
The Education Resources Institute
330 Stuart Stree, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02116-5237
Phone: 1-800-255-TERI, x4562
http://www.teri.org

Ron
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                         Ronald D. Illingworth
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