The Rush Back to College Campuses is Leaving Behind the Most Vulnerable
By Bianca Quilantan, Politico
A rebounding economy, prevalence of Covid-19 vaccines and in-person learning may not be enough to draw students who have turned their backs on a postsecondary education.
That prospect has sent college and career advisers scrambling to connect with at-risk students. Many stepped away from school to help their families by taking low-paying jobs in the pandemic-ravaged economy, missing out on an education that might have set them up for more lucrative careers. The shift to online learning for high schoolers also cut off in-person outreach, a crucial tool for reaching these young people.