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Poor doesn’t equal failure

Telling people Mississippi is poor and needs to improve its educational system is one thing, but Eric Weber, a professor at the University of Mississippi, hopes to show them.

For instance, students coming from impoverished backgrounds, often have a better chance at succeeding during their college careers if they see examples of peers who have done well once they entered higher education.

That’s one of the theories Weber hopes to incorporate into his multi-pronged effort to improve the state of the state’s educational system and, consequently, help lift more people out of poverty.

 (June 7, 2010)

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