Shut out : low income mothers and higher education in post-welfare America /

Annotation "Shut Out exposes in vivid detail the economic, educational, and existential struggles that poor single mothers confront in light of current Welfare-to-Work policies. According to the editors, these mandates strip women of their educational rights by denying them access to higher edu...

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Other Authors: Polakow, Valerie
Format: Book
Published: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2004.
Table of 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.