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Title Shut out : low income mothers and higher education in post-welfare America / Valerie Polakow ... [and others], editors
Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2004]


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Description vi, 252 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Debunking the myth of the failure of education and training for welfare recipients: a critique of the research / Erika Kates -- Failing low income students: education and training in the age of welfare reform / Lizzy Ratner -- "That's not how I want to live": student mothers fight to stay in school under Michigan's welfare-to-work regime / Peggy Kahn and Valerie Polakow -- Connecting and reconnecting to work: low income mothers' participation in publicly funded training programs / Frances J. Riemer -- Supporting or blocking educational progress? The impact of college policies, programs, and practices on low income single mothers / Sally Sharp -- Student financial aid and low income mothers / Donald E. Heller and Stefani A. Bjorklund -- Credentials count: how California's community colleges help parents move from welfare to self-sufficiency / Anita K. Mathur with Judy Riechle, Julie Strawn and Chuck Wiseley -- "This little light of mine": Parent activists struggling for access to post-secondary education in Appalachian Kentucky / Christiana Miewald -- College access and leadership-building for low income women: Boston's Women in Community Development (WICD) / Deborah Clarke and Lynn Peterson -- Transcending welfare: creating a GI Bill for working families / Julie L. Watts and Aiko Schaefer -- Securing higher education for women on welfare in Maine / Luisa Stormer Deprez, Sandra S. Butler, and Rebekah J. Smith
Summary "Shut Out portrays the economic, educational, and existential struggles that single mothers confront as they fight back against a welfare-to-work regime that denies access to higher education and obstructs their aspirations as autonomous women, determined to exit poverty and attain family self-sufficiency. The book is a blend of policy analysis and lived realities. The voices of student mothers fighting to stay in school, and organizing for a different future, are embedded in an analysis grounded in the educational experiences of women in poverty across the states. Harsh and punitive public policies that are designed to keep poor women trapped in low wage work are juxtaposed against the actions of those who, together with their allies, have resisted - inspired by a vision of a different world made possible by higher education."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Welfare recipients -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Poor women -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Mothers -- Education (Higher) -- United States.
Author Polakow, Valerie.
LC no. 2004041675
ISBN 0791461254 cased
0791461262 paperback