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30 November 2011 @ 04:23 pm
Chronicle of Higher Education article  
Bootstrapping My Way Into the Ivory Tower, by Rachel Wagner, a tenured professor at Ithaca College.

Discusses just how hard it can be to get out of poverty, even for someone who is driven to succeed and smart enough to make it through graduate school, and how earning tenure doesn't necessarily mean earning enough money.
George Anderson: Duke Rollostdharma on December 7th, 2011 05:03 am (UTC)
Alas, poverty is something Andrea and I are intimately familiar with, having both lived in our car (no easy thing, that) and lived in a house with no power but running water. Poverty is a lot like a large planet. Once you enter its' gravity well, it's very hard to reach escape velocity. But it can be done.