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August 26, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Round-up: Elite colleges struggle to draw poor students, Michigan teachers weigh union opt-out

Selective colleges still struggle to draw low-income students (The New York Times): Federal surveys have found no significant change in the number of low-income students who enrolled in elite colleges between the 1990s and 2012. Critics say colleges’ ongoing focus on rankings and financial concerns has prevented them from following through on rhetoric about wanting to be more economically diverse.

Michigan teachers must decide whether to stay in union (AP): Union reps and pro-business groups are lobbying for the affection of Michigan teachers, who will individually decide this month whether they want to remain in the Michigan Education Association. Michigan’s new right-to-work law gives educators there an opt-out option.

Fun facts about the Class of 2018 (AP): The Beloit College Mindset List, an annual compilation of facts about incoming college freshmen, is out for the Class of 2018.

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