Paradoxes in Planning for Life After High School

Monday, Sep. 9, 2013 3:25 pm

This summer, Naomi Ramsay ’14 explored issues of tracking and educational stratification in New Jersey.

Her research was part of a Mentored Advanced Project with Audrey Devine-Eller. Devine-Eller is writing a book on her years of ethnographic research at a school in New Jersey, and shared her data with Ramsay.

Their work is important, says Devine-Eller, in “this college-for-all era in which students are universally encouraged to go to college, yet about half don’t go, and many who do go don’t complete their degrees.”

Ramsay is submitting her report to the Midwest Sociological Society.