Revolution of Rising Expectations: Youth at the National Youth Summit Raise their Voices

Wake Forest University of Law professor Omari Simmons was recently quoted in a blog  on the department of education’s website, in reference to his most recent Huffington post blog.“Omari Scott Simmons, Associate Professor of Law at Wake Forest University School of Law and the Executive Director of the Simmons Memorial Foundation, a nonprofit organization promoting college access for vulnerable students makes this point in his Feb. 25 Huffington Post blog.   Simmons argues that low-income, minority, and first-generation students are less likely to go to college, but not for the reasons we think.  Usually we blame the gaps in their learning or the cost of college tuition, but the real culprit is a system made of counselors and teachers who don’t discuss college with these students.”

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