In the Classroom: A Look at Education Through the Lens of Race

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For Some, College Is Not an Option

Overall, nearly 60 percent of respondents said they could not afford more education; more than 50 percent said they were eager to begin a career and about 40 percent said they needed to help support their families. Other reasons included not wanting to incur loans, not getting much information about college and simply not liking school. Approximately 25 percent said they felt their education had not prepared them for college and 10 percent said their families or counselors had discouraged them from seeking higher education.

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