New York Times: Amherst is Open to Low Incomes

Submitted by Paul S. Statt
Elite Colleges Open New Door to Low-Income Youths
The New York Times, May 27
The discussion in the States of Poverty seminar here at Amherst College was getting a little theoretical. Then Anthony Abraham Jack, a junior from Miami, asked pointedly, “Has anyone here ever actually seen a food stamp?”
 

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