In this CNBC article, Abigail Johnson Hess discusses the racial gap in what students owe and Biden’s plan for student loan forgiveness. Hess quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how student debt holds some borrowers back from building intergenerational wealth.
Rick Dalton writes for USA Today about the importance of volunteer counselors for helping students navigate financial aid and the college application process. Dalton cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
Lindsey M. Burke writes for NBC News about how forgiving large amounts of student loan debt may enable colleges to raise tuition prices. Burke cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”
Jon Marcus writes for the Hechinger Report about how early application trends show that the pandemic may continue to widen the wealth divide in college admissions. Marcus cites “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl.
Maureen Downey writes for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about how the Covid-19 pandemic has amplified inequalities among K–12 students. Downey cites the CEW analysis “Virtual Learning Is Not Child’s Play for K–12 Students” and quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
Andrew Keshner writes for MarketWatch about how the gaps in access to technology are exacerbating challenges faced by students in lower-income households. Keshner cites the CEW analysis “Virtual Learning Is Not Child’s Play for K–12 Students.”
In this Times Higher Education article, Paul Basken discusses how US colleges have struggled to make progress on economic diversity. Basken quotes CEW’s Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on class and racial diversity in higher education.