#NACACreads: Author Tony Jack to Discuss ‘The Privileged Poor’

Everyone wants to hear what Tony Jack has to say.

In the past three months, the Harvard sociologist has been featured on NPR, CNN, PBS, and other media outlets talking about disadvantaged students, college access, and the admission process.

And this September, he’ll be chatting with NACAC members.

Jack, author of The Privileged Poor, has agreed to join us for a #NACACreads discussion focused on his book. The conversation—which will also provide opportunities for admission professionals to share their insights about the experiences of disadvantaged students—will kick off on Twitter at 9 p.m. ET on Sept. 17.

It’s a conversation you won’t want to miss.

Jack’s book — based on interviews with dozens of students — takes a hard look at the challenges many low-income students face navigating college academics and campus life.

As he notes in The Privileged Poor, college access doesn’t automatically mean acceptance. In too many cases, university policies and practices “effectively make money mandatory for full citizenship in the college community.”

Check out this important book, learn more about #NACACreads, and join us in September for a very important discussion about moving the needle from access to inclusion.

Admitted writer/editor Mary Stegmeir welcomes additional comments and story ideas at mstegmeir@nacacnet.org.


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