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Podcast: The Real Story of Student Success

The chancellor of the Dallas County (Texas) Community College District, Joe May, discusses the non-academic barriers to student success he has seen in his institutions.

May explains, “I am pretty well convinced that the academic barriers often are the smallest piece of the challenge that they face because I can point to you many academically gifted young men and women coming out of high school, but don’t see college as an option because they had been raised in the lowest socioeconomic quartile. Their parents had told them all their lives that they can’t afford to send them to college.”

Listen to the podcast here.

This podcast is created and produced by higher education experts Jeff Selingo and Michael Horn.  Selingo, a FutureEd senior fellow and former editor of The Chronicle of Higher Education, is special advisor and professor of practice at Arizona State University, and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Horn is chief strategy officer for the Entangled Group, an education investment firm,  and a senior partner at Entangled Solutions, an education consulting company.  Selingo and Horn can be contacted here. Future U is supported by the Academy for Innovative Higher Education Leadership, a partnership between Arizona State University and Georgetown University, and by Entangled Solutions.