Rick Dalton, president and CEO of College For Every Student (CFES), said in an interview with Education Talk Radio on April 17 that the greatest need in our country is giving low-income youth access to post-secondary education and the support to complete higher education degrees.
“We work with low-income students because the need is so great,” Dalton said. “The fastest growing population in the United States, and globally, is low-income youth.”
Here’s a link to the whole interview: www.blogtalkradio.com/edutalk/2017/04/17/college-for-every-student.
Dalton said CFES will leverage an approach that has helped 100,000 students throughout the nation over the past 25 years, to ensure that all low-income students are prepared to enter the 21st-century workplace.
Citing statistics from College For Every Student: A Practitioner’s Guide to Building College and Career Readiness, the book he co-authored, Dalton said, “A young person from the top economic quartile is eight times more likely to get a college degree than a young person from the bottom economic quartile. That speaks to the talent waste, not only in the United States but globally. When we waste talent, we all pay the price.”