When work comes before college
More and more college students hold jobs while they carry at least a part-time class schedule and increasingly that work conflicts with college to the point students feel that they have to drop out, a new study finds.
- Jean Johnson: Executive vice president of Public Agenda. She's one of the authors of a recent report by Public Agenda, "With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them," on why students drop out of college.
- Hilary Pennington: Director of Education, Postsecondary Success and Special Initiatives at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Gates Foundation funded Public Agenda's study.
- Leslie Mercer: Associate vice chancellor for research, planning and effectiveness of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities.
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