Anthony Jack

“I really hope it inspires people to question what they take for granted.”

Anthony Jack, sociologist and Assistant Professor of Education at Harvard University, will close out the 2019 Florida College Access Network Summit with a candid conversation about equity in higher education.

Jack is also the author of a new book titled, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students, in which he explains the path of two uniquely segregated student groups who struggle differently in college: the “privileged poor” and the “doubly disadvantaged.”

Getting into college is only half the battle, and Jack’s landmark research into the sociology of how real poverty intersects with higher education has been cited The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, The National Review, The Washington Post, American Radio Works, WBUR, and MPR.

In the latest installment of FCAN’s Summit Speaker Series — which gives a select group of presenters and speakers the opportunity to share information about their sessions prior to the summit on May 7-8 at the Rosen Centre Orlando — Jack offers an overview of “privileged poor” and “doubly disadvantaged” students, shares examples of the challenges they face, and talks about the group of people he most hopes to inspire during his keynote address at FCAN’s summit.


To learn more about Anthony Jack, visit The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students will be published March 1; click here to order a copy and learn more about the book.

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