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With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities about Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College.

  title={With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them: Myths and Realities about Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College.},
  author={Jean Johnson and Jonathan Rochkind},
Prepared with support from the bill & Melinda gates Foundation download a copy of " With their Whole lives Ahead of them " at this work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 unported license. to view a copy of this license, visit According to the u.s. department of education, only 20 percent of young people who begin their higher education at two-year institutions graduate within three years. 1 there is a similar pattern in four-year institutions… Expand
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