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  1. Sep 2019
    1. Whether used as code for “low income” or “underprivileged” or as a proxy for affirmative action, the label comes with assumptions: that the student’s parents have little or no experience navigating the academic, financial and cultural barriers to higher education, including an application process that stymies even the most savvy parent.

      This is something that I have seen many times. People often assume that if you are low income that you did not have the chance to go to college and get a degree.

    2. The student had grown up in a household with little money and where college had never been discussed.

      I feel that this is the case for many students. Family just sort of throw the idea of it at you, but do not actually have a plan.

    1. My mom didn’t ask outright what grade I earned — she eventually stopped asking about assignments altogether

      Her mom knew that grades were going to look different than they did before. I bet not talking about her grades took stress off her shoulders.

    2. Before the other families left, we carefully watched them — they knew what they were doing

      The other families have maybe done this many times and have experienced first hand what it is like to go to college. This puts them at an advantage since they already know what to expect

    1. But most of the tasks we encounter are only really suited to one type of learning.

      Most tasks are suited for people who have a good memory and listen easily, which applies to very little of the population.

    2. In the course of watching 9,000 different classes, he noticed that only some teachers were able to reach each and every one of their students

      It would make the text stronger if the author stated how long it took them to analyze 9,000 different classes.