The Ronald E. McNair Program is a post-baccalaureate achievement program that focuses on enhancing the research and scholarly skills of the students. In fact, the focus centers on the academic potential and cognitive abilities of the students rather than their socio-economic background (Renbarger & Beaujean, 2020). Hence, the program aims to provide wider opportunities to commonly unrepresented and supressed groups of people based solely on their intellectual abilities.
The main conditions that led to the massive implementation of the program were the greater accessibility of education and a deeper orientation on the social justice. The program does not only have a good reputation due to the attention directed to the minorities, but also demonstrates high rates of efficiency in relation to students’ achievements. For instance, the studies have shown that the participants of the Ronald E. McNair Program are more likely to get into more prestigious and desired institutions (Renbarger & Beaujean, 2020). The program’s scholars began to graduate since 1992, although certain regulations affected the development process. Thus, the insignificant gap between the dates of legislation and enact in the CFR resulted in the slower initial implementation of the program.
The main incentive of the Congress is to continue the Ronald E. McNair Program due to its efficiency within helping the students from low socio-economic classes. Additionally, it encourages the development of cognitive skills by focusing the attention on the potential competencies of people. Thus, in order to continue to improve the general level of education the Congress has to be aware of the benefits of the program and to support it by any necessary modifications that can be useful in application to a better education.
Renbarger, R., & Beaujean, A. (2020). A meta-analysis of graduate school enrollment from students in the Ronald E. McNair post-baccalaureate program. Education Sciences, 10(1), 16. Web.