"Last week, a group of 83 public and private colleges and universities made an announcement that stunned much of higher education: They were joining together to form 'The Coalition for Access, Affordability and Success.' Although details were somewhat vague, the purported goal of the group was to encourage more students from low-income familie […]
"In a study published this year in Nature Neuroscience, several co-authors and I found that family income is significantly correlated with children's brain size — specifically, the surface area of the cerebral cortex, which is the outer layer of the brain that does most of the cognitive heavy lifting. Further, we found that increases in income were […]
" Low-income respondents tend to be more concerned than higher-income earners, but even 34% of millennials with annual household income above $75,000 doubt they will be able to repay their student loans. Moreover, even several years after college, the percentage of those worried about repaying student loans remains high. Fifty-four percent of millennial […]
"Wages for the wealthiest 1% of Americans more than doubled between 1979 and 2011. Wages for the median U.S. worker, by contrast, increased just 6% over that period. The gap between the rich and poor jumped dramatically in the 1980s, and the problem of income inequality has continued to grow since then, making upward mobility increasingly difficult for […]
"For many Americans, especially those of color and from low-income families, the education that you get today is simply not good enough to compete in the current globalized economy. The result is a K-12 system that has produced 6.7 million young people, who neither finish nor can find work. Of those that do finish high school, many don't continue o […]
"The policy, known as mandatory inclusionary zoning, would require developers to set aside 5 to 7 percent of units in new buildings for people who earn up to 60 percent of the area median income. In Seattle, that means $37,680 for one person or $53,760 for a family of four. That means workers such as elder-care providers, line cooks and valets could aff […]
"Leo said that working out the details before house-hunting will give you a clear picture of what you can afford and how you can pay for it. Sessions with a housing counselor also can help low-income people realize that with planning, they will be able to afford a house that fits their needs."
"Unfortunately, far too many students of color, or from low-income families, are denied access to these high-level classes. In many cases, their schools simply don't offer them. In other cases, there are barriers to access that effectively place the courses out of reach. And, perhaps most tragically, many students don’t have the confidence to ventu […]
"Rubio has been clear about his struggles with student loan debt, mortgages and other financial problems, but for the most part, this seems to have made him seem relatable to voters. After all, 70 percent of students graduate from college with debt, and that number is growing rapidly. Both Republican candidates say they will save American families money […]
"Quality early childhood education has a substantial influence on future employment, education and health outcomes, according to a new report published in late September. The research highlighted findings within the Latino community and demonstrated the economic power of investing in early childhood education."