Moderator’s introduction

Today’s page features a higher education focus. I write about why talented low-income high school students aren’t applying to top colleges, tied to a new study and a new documentary. In a guest column, a community college professor talks about the challenges of teaching students who arrive with inflated high school grade-point averages. And readers sound off about last week’s guest column by a young math teacher who wondered why his high-achieving students in Clayton County weren’t being recruited by Emory or Georgia Tech.

How to get more poor kids into college by Maureen Downey

Guest column:

Inflated grades, inferior college skills by Rick Diguette

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