Wednesday, November 13, 2013

College Education For All Key To Inequality Gap?

    1. College Education For All Key To Inequality Gap?

      New York Times ‎- 13 hours ago
      An opinion gaining traction holds that educational disparity is not the main ... In a poll conducted last month by the College Board and National ...
      In a poll conducted last month by the College Board and National Journal, 46 percent of respondents — including more than half of 18- to 29-year-olds — said a college degree was not needed to be successful. Only 40 percent of Americans think college is a good investment, according to a 2011 poll by the Pew Research CenterOn a pure dollars-and-cents basis, the doubters are wrong. ..workers with a bachelor’s degree still earn almost twice as much as high school graduates. College might be more expensive than ever, but a degree is worth about $365,000 over a lifetime, after defraying all the direct and indirect costs of going to school. This is a higher payoff than in any other advanced nation

       a critique, mostly by thinkers on the left of the political spectrum, that challenges the idea that educational disparities are a main driver of economic inequality....“Wage inequality has grown a lot over the last 15 years and the educational wage premium has changed little.”
    1. Rethinking the Income Gap and a College Education – New York ...
      17 hours ago - Wealth, Health and Inequality – New York Times November 8, 2013 By UWE E. ... to an annual report released last week by the College Board.

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