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Choosing your occupation with expected earnings in mind could also help minimize the gender pay gap effects. @AbigailJHess explains: @CNBCMakeIt

While #education is meant to be a great equalizer, our new study shows that socioeconomic status trumps talent when it comes to achieving academic and career success. @JillianBerman explains: @MarketWatch

Black and Latino children are less likely than their White and Asian peers with similar test scores to achieve academic and early career success. Learn more: #CEWequity #Edgap

In America, it’s better to be born rich than smart. The most talented disadvantaged children have a lower chance of academic and early career success than the least talented affluent children. Watch: #CEWequity #Edequity

Good news, #Classof2019: employers plan to hire more new graduates—and often to offer them higher salaries—than last year. Read more: @CNBC

While workers with doctorate degrees earn some of the highest wages in the US, many of them also are burdened by high student loan debt. Read more: @AbigailJHess @CNBCMakeIt

New ideas for student employment are emerging as the economy demands graduates with hard and soft skills gained through job experience. Read more: @EdDiveHigherEd

The more disadvantaged students are, the less likely they are to recover if their test scores fall. Learn more: #CEWequity

SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background

Douglas Belkin writes in the Wall Street Journal about the College Board’s plan to assign students an “adversity score” for consideration in college admissions. Belkin quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the purpose of the score.


Money Can’t Buy an End to Systemic Racism in Education

Esther Cepeda writes in this Chicago Tribune op-ed about the ways she believes money would fall short in addressing racial disparities in education. Cepeda cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”


The only thing more expensive than going to college is not going to college.

Anthony P. Carnevale
Director and Research Professor