Helping Students Beat The Odds

Helping students beat the odds

These days, it seems nearly every high school serving low-income students can boast of a 100% college acceptance rate. Indeed, it’s a very low bar to clear. Because community colleges and some four-year schools are open-enrollment, achieving a 100% college…

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Worth watching

Great You Tube video from Richard Reeves of the Brookings Institution entitled: "Is America Dreaming?: Understanding Social Mobility" Highly recommended! Using legos and in less than four minutes he lays out the basic realities that America is moving farther and…

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Education and inequality

We have written frequently on the correlation between college attainment and both income and employment. It is now the best predictor of  both. (See data in this previous post.) Education attainment is also a––if not the–major cause of rising income…

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Lessons from D.C. and Portland

Recent articles about Washington D.C. and Portland Oregon once again highlight the essential role that education attainment is playing in defining what places are doing best in post Great Recession America. You can find the D.C. story in a New York…

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Massachusetts as the model

Terrific Slate article entitled Don’t Mess with Massachusetts: It may be everyone’s punching bag, but it’s time to face facts: The Bay State is best. You read that right!  Massachusetts as the state we should want to be like. How can…

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