Mary Ann Prado of Minneapolis Community and Technical College tells the Star Tribune of the challenges homeless students face in trying to take classes:
“They are not well rested, and they are stressed out. … If you haven’t eaten, how are you going to study when your stomach is growling? I have to help find students notebooks and book bags because they cannot afford anything. It is difficult.”
About the blogger
Alex Friedrich reports on higher education issues for MPR News. Among the stories he has covered: the fall of the Berlin Wall, aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, 2003 Moscow suicide bombing and 2004 presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Georgia and a master’s in European political economy from the London School of Economics.