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Dr. Michael W. Kirst

Michael W. Kirst is Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration at Stanford University since 1969.
Dr. Kirst received his Ph.D. in political economy and government from Harvard. Before joining the Stanford University faculty, Dr. Kirst held several positions with the federal government, including Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Manpower, Employment and Poverty. He was a former president of the California State Board of Education. His book From High School to College with Andrea Venezia was published by Jossey Bass in 2004.

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My blog discusses the important and complex subjects of college completion, college success, student risk factors (for failing), college readiness, and academic preparation. I will explore the pieces of the college puzzle that heavily influence, if not determine, college success rates.

Doubling Numbers of Low Income Students Who Complete College

This is a follow up to my last blog concerning a paper by Susan Goldberger in Minding The Gap just published by Harvard Education Press. She estimates that increasing college readiness levels of low income high school graduates could increase college graduates by 53,700 students. She also provides estimates for increasing college completion rates of GED holders, high school dropouts, and other low income target groups. The rest of the articles in the book provide many perspectives on specific policy and practice interventions for meeting her college completion targets.

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