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Five Reasons Why Free College Doesn’t Make the Grade

In this Forbes article, Michael Horn makes a case against recent free college proposals. Horn explains why the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020” has played a role in the free college debate.

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The Hispanic Vote: Moving Beyond the Campaign Trail

In this op-ed for The Hill, Rachel Schmidtke writes about what political candidates can do to attract Hispanic voters in 2020. Schmidtke cites the CEW report “Latino Education and Economic Progress” to explain why Hispanics have not made significant progress in educational attainment.

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Amazon to Retrain a Third of Its U.S. Workforce

In this Wall Street Journal article, Chip Cutter discusses the ways in which technology is changing the US workforce. Cutter quotes CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl on how employers often face uncertainty when deciding how to retrain employees.

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Brewing Battle Over Pell Grants

In this Inside Higher Education article, Andrew Kreighbaum writes about the debate over potential expansion of Pell Grants for short-term job training. Kreighbaum cites the CEW report “Certificates.”

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Crucial Flaw Remains in College Testing Process

Benjamin Wermund writes for Politico about how cheating can occur on college entrance exams. Wermund quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on why detecting cheating based on irregular scores is not a viable solution.

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Georgetown Study Maps Manufacturing Workforce Changes

In this article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, LaMont Jones writes about the findings of the CEW report “The Way We Were: The Changing Geography of US Manufacturing.” Jones quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and CEW State Initiative Director Neil Ridley.

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Report: SAT-Only College Admissions Would Hamper Diversity

In this Education Dive article, James Paterson writes about the findings of CEW’s report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?” Paterson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on what the thought experiment reveals about inequality in higher education.

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Manufacturing Remains Top Employer in Wisconsin, Indiana

In this article for US News, Casey Leins writes about the state of manufacturing in the US economy. Leins quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how foreign trade jobs shrunk manufacturing jobs in the US.

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Report: An SAT-Only Admissions Process Would Make Colleges Less Diverse

In this article for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Pearl Stewart discusses how standardized tests affect college admissions. Stewart cites CEW’s report “SAT-Only Admissions: How Would It Change College Campuses?” and quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on privilege in higher education admissions.

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Test-Only Admissions Would Make Colleges More White, More Wealthy

Lauren Camera writes for US News about CEW’s report “SAT-Only Admissions: How Would It Change College Campuses?” Camera quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Director of Research Jeff Strohl on the implications of the report amid several debates over college admissions.

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Wage-by-Major Statistics: Transparency to What End?

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Zachary Bleemer about the incomes resulting from various undergraduate majors. Bleemer cites CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how colleges should make information on employment and wage prospects available to students.

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Is Key to Success Being Born Smart or Rich?

In this article for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Maureen Downey writes about the role family income plays in students’ success. Downey cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how in the US, it is better to be born affluent than smart.

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Who Would SAT-Only Admissions Help? White, Affluent Students.

In this article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Eric Hoover writes about the significance of the SAT in college admissions decisions. Hoover cites CEW’s report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?” and quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on how colleges tend to accept more affluent students based on test scores.

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What If Colleges Used Only Test Scores to Fill Campuses?

Douglas Belkin writes for the Wall Street Journal about CEW’s recent report, “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?” Belkin quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on how college admissions practices favor the affluent.

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New Report Says Women Will Soon Be Majority Of College-Educated US Workers

In this NPR piece, Dani Matias writes about gender parity in higher education and the college-educated workforce. Matias cites CEW’s report “Women Can’t Win.”

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Are Short-Term Credentials Really the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread?

CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl writes for Higher Learning Advocates about the spread of short-term credentials and their changing relationship with general education.

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Graduating in 4 Years or Less Helps Keep College Costs Down—But Just 41% of Students Do

Abigail Hess writes in CNBC about how the amount of time students take to complete their degree affects their debt. Hess quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how socioeconomic disparities relate to which students are prepared for and attend college.

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Automation Is Remaking Mississippi Jobs: Are Workers Ready?

In this article for The Hechinger Report, Megan Conn discusses how technological advances are reshaping the economy in Mississippi. Conn cites CEW’s analysis on industries that are unlikely to be automated.

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Education as a Meritocracy? Report Finds It Is Still Better to Be Born Rich than Smart in US

Valerie Strauss writes in the Washington Post about the findings of CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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Cuts in State Funding to Public Colleges May Be to Blame for a Decline in Bachelor’s Degrees

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about declining funding to postsecondary public education and how it has affected enrollment in bachelor’s programs. Berman cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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