Category Archives: Education

New forthcoming Book: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

AAJackNew forthcoming Book: Anthony Abraham Jack, The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students (March 2019).

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News Coverage: Is Education a Fundamental Right? [Plyler v. Doe]

News Coverage: Jill Lepore, Is Education a Fundamental Right?, New Yorker, Sept. 10, 2018.

-Thanks to Susan Bennett for the heads up.

New Blog Post: How I survive: American teachers and their second jobs – a photo essay

New Blog Post: Peter Rad & Erum Salam, How I survive: American teachers and their second jobs – a photo essay, TheGuardian.com. Sept. 5, 2018.

New Op-Ed: How weak schools serve Trump’s agenda

New Op-Ed: Arne Duncan, How weak schools serve Trump’s agenda, TheGuardian.com, Sept. 5, 2018.

News Coverage of Poverty: Teacher pay drops 5% in last decade – despite better qualified staff

News Coverage: Erin Durkin, Teacher pay drops 5% in last decade – despite better qualified staff, TheGuardian.com, Sept. 5, 2018.

New Op-Ed: How to Get the Most Out of College

New Op-Ed: Frank Bruni, How to Get the Most Out of College, NYTimes.com, August 17, 2018.

News Coverage: The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America

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News Coverage: Quoctrung Bui & Claire Cain Miller, The Age That Women Have Babies: How a Gap Divides America, NYTimes.com, August 4, 2018. “Researchers say the differences in when women start families are a symptom of the nation’s inequality — and as moving up the economic ladder has become harder, mothers’ circumstances could have a bigger effect on their children’s futures.”

 

New Op-Ed: What Is the ‘Success Sequence’ and Why Do So Many Conservatives Like It?

New Op-Ed: Brian Alexander, What Is the ‘Success Sequence’ and Why Do So Many Conservatives Like It? TheAtlantic.com, July 31, 2018.

“The success sequence, trustworthy as it may sound, conveniently frames structural inequalities as matters of individual choice.”

News Coverage: Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling

News coverage: Alvin Chang, Why so many poor kids who get into college don’t end up enrolling, Vox.com, August 3, 2018.

New Report: Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States

New Report: Women’s Student Debt Crisis in the United States, American Association of University Women, Updated May 2018.