Kevin Mahnken writes for The 74 Million about how the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the workers with the least education. Mahnken quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith about the effects the pandemic will have on this year’s college graduates.
Liz Wellen writes for the Hechinger Report about the challenges that students who are also parents face amid the coronavirus pandemic. Wellen quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.
In this Real Clear Education article, Andrew Gillen breaks down the debate over the value of a college degree. Gillen mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this KMUW article, Stephan Bisaha writes about how the coronavirus pandemic has devastated the aviation industry—and, as a result, hurt the job prospects of students in hands-on training programs preparing to enter the industry. Bisaha quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
In this Quartz article, Michelle Cheng writes about how students switched their majors in favor of job-oriented majors following the 2008 recession. Cheng quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on why that hasn’t been a trend in the current recession so far.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s suggestion during a hearing of oral arguments for the case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin that African-American students do not benefit from attending more academically rigorous colleges is at odds with empirical research on the subject, according to researchers at the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.
Ranking Your College: Where You Go and What You Make provides students and families with a list of colleges with the highest earnings potential. The rankings correct for differences in earnings among the schools, including majors, student’s academic preparation before starting college and the likelihood of graduate degree attainment.