Authors of “The Merit Myth” argue in this op-ed for the Chronicle of Higher Education that the country’s colleges and universities are the capstone of an inequity machine. Nonetheless, they explain why the coronavirus pandemic presents an opportunity for policymakers to demand much-needed changes.
Liz Willen writes for The Hechinger Report about the new book by CEW authors, “The Merit Myth.” Willen quotes CEW Director and “Merit Myth” author Anthony Carnevale about the opportunity that the pandemic has created to reform the country’s higher-education system.
In this MarketWatch op-ed, CEW’s Anthony Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, and Peter Schmidt draw on their new book, “The Merit Myth,” to advocate policy changes that will make room for more low-income students at the country’s top colleges.
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.