Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg gift is nice, but are low-income students aware of it?

Bloomberg gift is nice, but are low-income students aware of it?

Michael Bloomberg’s donation to Johns Hopkins University deserves recognition (“What the Bloomberg gift means for Johns Hopkins — and Baltimore,” Nov. 19). His commitment to rewarding merit and discouraging financial discrimination should be universal by now.

But this generous gift probably won’t do the work it’s meant to. That’s because one of the largest education-related barriers facing under-resourced populations is information deficiency. High school counselors and college admissions teams haven’t yet discovered how to inform low-socioeconomic-status...

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