Jenkins' and Terrell's assessment of factors contributing to the attrition of undergraduate minority students is written in such general terms that it does not make a clear statement of the problem. Further, while their use of Kathleen Burlew's study may have provided some specific insights, to say out of context that “since students may lose interest in educational goals, an occupational end is needed to sustain their motivation to continue” comes perilously close to a rationale for consigning minority students to vocational programs.

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