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During the Pandemic, We All Must Step Up Our Planning Game for Postsecondary Ed

Lina Bankert
Jeff Schulz

The U.S. education system was fraught with obstacles for first-generation college students long before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. But the path to a college degree has become even more perilous for millions of middle- and low-income students in the last few months.  Policymakers and school leaders in more places must address the immediate pressures while also building a more innovative and tenable college advising solution for the future.