Why Aren't There More Poor Kids At Elite Schools? | AJ+

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Only a tiny fraction of the student body at elite colleges and universities in the U.S. comes from low income families.

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There's only one low income student for about every 25 wealthy students at elite universities in the U.S. Richard Kahlenberg from the Century Foundation calls this “economic segregation.” But why is it happening? And why is class diversity at elite colleges and universities important? This week, AJ+ visited UC Berkeley's campus to talk with students and find out.

Learn more here:
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. “True Merit: Ensuring Our Brightest Students Have Access to Our Best Colleges and Universities.” http://www.jkcf.org/assets/1/7/JKCF_True_Merit_Report.pdf

New York Times. “Some Colleges Have More Students From the Top 1 Percent Than the Bottom 60. Find Yours.” https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/01/18/upshot/some-colleges-have-more-students-from-the-top-1-percent-than-the-bottom-60.html?smid=fb-share&_r=1

Jezebel. “All the Greedy Young Abigail Fishers and Me.” http://jezebel.com/all-the-greedy-young-abigail-fishers-and-me-1782508801/amp

Presented by: Shreen Khan
Written by: Kathryn Wheeler, Emily Gibson, Dolly Li
Shot and Edited by: Brian Joseph
Animations and Illustrations by: Kai Tang
Produced by: Kathryn Wheeler, Emily Gibson, Dolly Li

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Footage and images courtesy of AP, Getty and Reuters.

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