Posts Tagged: New England Educational Opportunity Association

Among Spring Events: Goddard Explores Occupy; Kuttner to Speak at USM; New England Ed Opportunity Assn. to Meet in Stowe, Vt.

 Playing up its activist roots, Goddard College announced it will host a conference to explore the role of higher education in the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. The conference will take place on Saturday, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Haybarn Theatre on Goddard's  Plainfield, Vt. campus.****Robert Kuttner, co-editor of The American Prospect (which he co-founded wi...

Bootstraps: Federal Trio Programs, if Funded, Could Help Close Income Gap

I realized how poor my family was when I was a high school senior. While filling out a financial aid form to go to college, I looked at my mom’s tax return to see how much she made. I asked her if it was a mistake. It wasn’t. She made $11,000 a year to support a family of four. Today I make four times as much as my mom did mainly because of one reason. Not dogged ingenuity or self-dete...