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Cover Story - April 9, 2008

Networker with a cause

Foothill-DeAnza Chancellor Martha Kanter strives to narrow the income/achievement gap

by Chris Kenrick Chandler

Martha Kanter became fascinated by poverty at an early age.

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Chris Kenrick Chandler is a freelance writer and a former editor at the Weekly. She can be e-mailed at


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Posted by becky morgan
a resident of Los Altos Hills
on Apr 11, 2008 at 12:13 pm

Great article on Martha Kantor by Chris Chandler. Everyone with resources beyond the comfort level needs to give to others, especially those at the subsistence level and below.

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Posted by Walter E. Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 11, 2008 at 4:53 pm

How many spare beds in your house, Becky?

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Posted by Ethan's mom
a resident of another community
on Apr 27, 2009 at 6:20 pm

What a wonderful spokesperson for the importance of community college education in the U.S.! We will be lucky to have this kind of advocacy in Washington.

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Posted by Cynthia
a resident of another community
on Jul 16, 2009 at 8:22 am

Hello Ms. Kanter. I am a private student lender in Texas. I am very dissapointed in the decisions that are being made to eliminate the FFEL program. I wish some of the Congressmen would come to the low income districts in San Antonio and conduct financial aid awarenes presentations. They would most definitely change their minds on eliminating this program. I am on board with your ideas of marrying work with education. This is how I present education to low income families. Please do not support eliminating FFELP. Please.

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