Quantcast
  

Thursday, October 30, 2014         

OUR VIEW


TO ACCESS SUBSCRIBER CONTENT:
Current Print Subscribers
ACTIVATE account
- OR -
LOGIN or SUBSCRIBE
for full digital access

Help students reach for college


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 11, 2013

~~<p>Barriers to continuing an education beyond high school aren&rsquo;t always financial in nature, although finding a way to pay for it can be the ultimate deal-breaker. A hurdle that&rsquo;s almost as high is the one put up by socioeconomic culture: Kids and parents disqualify themselves from the college pathway because nobody in their immediate circle has ever taken that leap.</p>
<p>So the fact that there are programs in some high schools aimed at dismantling these barriers is an exciting development, and one that Hawaii&rsquo;s school communities should support wherever possible. </p>
~~

Barriers to continuing an education beyond high school aren’t always financial in nature, although finding a way to pay for it can be the ultimate deal-breaker. A hurdle that’s almost as high is the one put up by socioeconomic culture: Kids and parents disqualify themselves from the college pathway because nobody in their immediate circle has ever taken that leap.

So the fact that there are programs in some high schools aimed at dismantling these barriers is an exciting development, and one that Hawaii’s school communities should support wherever possible. Login for more...



Login or sign up below for the complete story

Print Subscribers
ACTIVATION
Current print subscribers, activate your premium content account for unlimited online access & commenting
New Subscribers
Find subscription offers in your area and choose the package that suits your reading preferences.

14-DAY PASS
14 day premium online access and commenting ability on StarAdvertiser.com