Professor Omari Simmons featured on the Michael Eric Dyson radio show
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
March 11, 2011
It’s no secret that low-income, first-generation, and minority students are less likely to pursue higher education.
One reason, says Omari Scott Simmons, professor of law at Wake Forest University, is that mediocre college counseling often directs these students away from rigorous four-year colleges and toward vocational schools, community colleges, and for-profit universities.
Simmons, who is also executive director of the Simmons Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization that promotes college access for vulnerable students, addressed the issue in the Huffington Post and was mentioned in an Education Department blog. Listen to his interview here.