Reading Response Colin Powell-Ana

“Many of my college classmates had the brainpower to attend Harvard, Yale, or Princeton.
What they lacked was money and influential connections. Yet they have
gone on to compete with and often surpass alumni of the most prestigious
private campuses in this country.

I found this quote quite interesting because it highlights the fact that a students merit isn’t determined by societal or financial status. The author describes how had it not been physical factors such as money and influence, the difference between many of his classmates and students at Ivy League institutions would be miniscule to say the least. This supports my opinion that the authors purpose is to highlight the importance of Urban education and why it is sometimes a better option .

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