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Barriers to College Attainment: Lessons from Chicago


The primary issue in college access is no longer building college aspirations, but building a clear path for students to achieve their goals. By drawing on the findings from a multi-year research project at the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago, this paper from the Center for American Progress attempts to better understand the determinants of students'postsecondary success and to identify key levers for improvement in Chicago and elsewhere.