Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Knowledge gaps seen in students

Daily Record - Dover - Knowledge gaps seen in students: "'I went, in California, to all public schools, and when we were growing up, in high school, the aspiration was to go to one of the UCs,' said Robyn Rodriguez, an assistant professor of sociology at Rutgers, New Brunswick. 'It was not a question of public or private. It was about 'Which UC would we get into?'

'There's a real sense of an investment in going to a public university, and it doesn't seem so true here,' Rodriguez added.

Students cited the desire to go away for college, the state's 'bad reputation,' and the draw to colleges in bigger cities, such as nearby New York City or Philadelphia, as reasons to attend college outside of the state."


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