Karen Gross, who spent eight years as president of Southern Vermont College, poses that question in Breakaway Learners — a book we’ll discuss during our next #NACACreads chat.
“Many of today’s students are the first in their families to attend college, let alone graduate; many are immigrants; many are low income,” writes Gross, who will join us for an hour-long Twitter discussion on Dec. 12. “Many have experienced trauma or toxic stress.”
Her book calls on educators to reshape their institutions and rethink the ways we help young people prepare for life beyond high school.
Read an excerpt from Breakaway Learners and make plans to join us next month for this important conversation. The Twitter chat will kick off promptly at 9 p.m. ET.
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