"In figure 7.2, we see that in 1976, roughly 52 percent of high school seniors expected to complete a B.A. degree. Expectations increased rapidly from the 1970s through the mid-1990s and somewhat less rapidly, but nonetheless steadily, from the mid-1990s through the present. At the same time we see that on average, students lower their expectations between eighth and twelfth grade."—Whither Opportunity?, p. 138

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