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Top Student, Top School?: How Social Class Shapes Where Valedictorians Go to College

Top Student, Top School?: How Social Class Shapes Where Valedictorians Go to College( )
Author: Radford, Alexandria Walton
ISBN:978-1-299-47479-6
Publication Date:Jan 2013
Publisher:University of Chicago Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $102.00
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Most of us think that valedictorians can write their own ticket. By reaching the top of their class they have proven their merit, so their next logical step should be to attend the nation s very best universities. Yet in "Top Student, Top School?," Alexandria Walton Radford, of RTI Internatoinal, reveals that many valedictorians do not enroll in prestigious institutions. Employing an original five-state study that surveyed nine hundred public high school valedictorians, she sets out to...
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