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Help Kids Before College

by Mike Nichols and Ike Brannon

The University of Wisconsin System is supposed to be one of the state’s most effective paths to helping children of lower- and working-class households join the middle class. Unfortunately, it’s not working out that way.

Less than two-thirds of students who started in the fall of 2006 graduated from any UW school within six years, and graduation rates for Wisconsin’s African-American community are particularly troubling.

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