High costs and discrimination: US study details obstacles for Black students

From The Guardian: “The survey also found that Black students in four-year bachelor’s degree programs are more likely to stop coursework than students from other racial and ethnic groups. Black bachelor’s students are twice as likely – 36% to 18% – as students from other groups to have additional responsibilities such as caregiving or full-time work. The survey found that 15% of Black students were caregivers for adult family members or friends, compared to 8% of other students. Eleven per cent of Black students were parents or guardians of children younger than 18, compared with 7% of other students. Twenty per cent of Black students were employed full-time, compared to 11% of other students.”

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