11 12 / 2012
"A new study finds that a majority students with low incomes but high academic ability never apply to a single competitive college. Further, the study finds that many colleges are searching for these students at a very small number of high schools — and in the process are missing lots of other talent…. Why aren’t these students applying? The authors write that — from their data on the students’ high schools — most of these students are unlikely to have met a teacher, counselor or older student who ever attended a selective college."