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Sara Youcha Goldrick-Rab is Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology at Temple University. A sociologist of higher education, Goldrick-Rab's research focuses on policies that aim to reduce socioeconomic and racial inequalities.
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More Than an Ally
MICHAEL L BOUCHER - Sep 14, 2020
The Caring Solidarity framework is both descriptive and aspirational. It is an attempt to empower White teachers to do the work of interrogating their racial privilege and join in Caring Solidarity with their African American students. The framework can be used to describe teachers who are working in Caring Solidarity with their students and to dev...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Sep 20, 2020
...”Picking up this book and considering its contents is either an act of defiance or one of devotion.” For me, it’s about interrogating my whiteness & figuring out what “caring solidarity” with #RealCollege students really looks like.      source
Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - Jul 14, 2020
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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabri...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Jul 19, 2020
I’m reading Mary Trump’s book. As the granddaughter of a psychoanalyst, it’s actually fascinating. She identifies the West Wing as essentially a “total institution” in sociological parlance- a great observation. Trump is institutionalized, and not for the first time.      source
Piecing Me Together
Renée Watson - Feb 14, 2017
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A timely and powerful story about a teen girl from a poor neighborhood striving for success, from acclaimed author Renée Watson.Jade believes she must get out of her neighborhood if she’s ever going to succeed. Her mother says she has to take every opportunity. She has. She accepted a scholarship to a mostly-white private school and even Saturday m...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Jul 09, 2020
@reneewauthor I can’t say enough about HOW GOOD your book is. It makes me smile every time I read another chapter with my daughter.      source
The Privileged Poor
How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students
Anthony Abraham Jack - Feb 28, 2019
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Getting in is only half the battle. 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 Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doors--and their coffers--to support...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Mar 30, 2019
@lucillia_dawn @RodneyA_May @tony_jack If you read Tony’s book, you’ll learn about how those “choices” aren’t exactly choices...this is why I recommended it.      source
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The Financial Diaries
How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty
Jonathan Morduch - Apr 04, 2017
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What the financial diaries of working-class families reveal about economic stresses, why they happen, and what policies might reduce themDeep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, eve...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Aug 24, 2018
@Jess_Bartholow It’s way beyond college. There is a massive philanthropic investment and lots of nonprofit work in addressing financial insecurity broadly. Check out CFSI and the Financial Diaries (great book) for two examples.      source
Make Your Home Among Strangers
Jennine Capó Crucet - Jul 12, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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Lizet, a daughter of Cuban immigrants and the first in her family to graduate from high school, secretly applies and is accepted to an ultra-elite college. Her parents are furious at her decision to leave Miami, and amid a painful divorce, her father sells her childhood home, leaving Lizet, her mother, and older sister, a newly single mom—without a...
Sara Goldrick-Rab
Aug 28, 2016
Hey @csittenfeld you were absolutely right- this is an outstanding book. Everyone in #highered should read!      source