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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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Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
by Mary L. Trump Ph.D. (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
by 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 Financial Diaries
How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty
by 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