Oregon gets a D on helping its children succeed, what you can do

Betsy Hammond has the story in the Oregonian. 40th out of 50 states, by the most optimistic measure. 50th out of 50 by another. What can a UO professor do to help fix this? Organize a summer UO SAIL camp for your department, to help low SES Oregon students learn about college, work to get into college, and succeed in college. About 15% of UO faculty are already volunteering. (Full disclosure: economic research shows that telling other people that the norm is to behave altruistically increases altruism.)

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