Geography as Educational Destiny

November 7, 2006

This month's Chronicle of Higher Education examines the impact of place on educational attainment and economic prosperity. The "Geographic Have-Nots" in small farming communities and inner cities alike have less skilled teachers, fewer educational resources, less educated parents, and fewer employment prospects for PSE. For many rural and urban students, then, geography amounts to destiny, stranding them on the wrong side of a growing educational divide. Chronicle of Higher Education