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Spring 2021 book selection: The Privileged Poor

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Members of the MIT community may borrow an ebook copy.

About the book

The Privileged Poor reveals how—and why—disadvantaged students struggle at elite colleges, and explains what schools can do differently if these students are to thrive. The Privileged Poor has received numerous awards, both for its scholarship (2019 Critics’ Choice Book Award, American Educational Studies Association) and as a piece of writing (NPR Books Best Book of 2019).

About the author

Anthony Abraham Jack is an Assistant Professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Shutzer Assistant Professor at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, brings personal experience and a sociologist’s perspective to this analysis of social inequity in post-secondary education.