This article provides a summary of the literature and research justifying the need for creating equitable college readiness practices in K‐12 schools, particularly for Black and Latinx students who are at risk for not receiving college readiness knowledge and skills. Written in a style to provide a bricolage of personal narratives, literature, and research around postsecondary readiness, the authors shift between first and third person to demonstrate that the entire postsecondary process in K‐12 schools is in dire need of an upheaval. From the dialectical exchange presented, the authors develop strategies for developing equity‐focused college readiness practices.
Griffin, Dana and Birkenstock, Nicole
"“I Was Going to Work Full-Time at Roses Department Store”: The Need for College Readiness with Black and Latinx Students,"
Journal of College Access: Vol. 7:
1, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jca/vol7/iss1/5