Dr. Mitchem and the Fight for the Forgotten

There is an excellent story of Dr. Arnold Mitchem who just stepped down as head of the Council on Opportunity in Education in the Chronicle of Higher Education.  It is quite a story of overcoming adversity and dedicating his life to helping the "forgotten" students, those who are first-generation and poor, with their educational success and future contributions to society.  The article concludes with an excellent timeline of both the history of TRiO and also the fight for equality in education.