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Video: Students and College Completion in Their Own Words

by Scott Bittle

Monday, March 28th, 2011

There's nothing more powerful than hearing people talk about their challenges in their own words -- and this video of students discussing the juggling act they face in trying to balance work, family and school is a great example.

The plenary session at the Achieving the Dream Strategy Institute in February featured a panel of students from Ivy Tech Community College and Santa Fe College, moderated by Public Agenda President Will Friedman. If you want to see how students meet this challenge -- one of the biggest when it comes to turning around the nation's college completion rate -- have a look at the video below:

Also, for statistics that back up the stories here, see the survey report, With Their Whole Lives Head of Them (below).

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With Their Whole Lives Ahead of Them

Myths & Realities About Why So Many Students Fail to Finish College

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Most young adults who started college but didn't finish left because they needed to work more to make ends meet.



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