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White Workers More Likely to Get Good Jobs at Every Level of Education

In this Education Week article, Alyson Klein writes about how at all levels of educational attainment, Whites have higher median earnings in good jobs. Klein cites the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.”

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Racial Inequality, at College and in the Workplace

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Elin Johnson discusses the findings of the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Johnson quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how racial inequality is systematic and presents many challenges ahead.

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Report Shows Economic Gaps and Racial Inequality Persist

In this piece for Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Lois Elfman discusses the findings of new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Elfman quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how White Americans have been able to continue to get good jobs at the highest rate.

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White Workers Have a Disproportionate Share of Good Jobs in the Labor Market

In this Money article, Kaitlin Mulhere writes about the findings and recommendations of the new CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs.” Mulhere quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how inequalities found in the report will persist for decades to come.

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White Workers Are More Likely than Black or Latino Americans to Have a Good Job — Even With the Same Level of Education

In this Marketwatch article, Quentin Fottrell discusses the racial disparity in who gets good jobs in today’s workforce. Fottrell cites new CEW release “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” as well as “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Fottrell also quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale.

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Women’s Earnings Drop After Having a Child—But Men’s Do Not

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how the “motherhood penalty” contributes to the gender wage gap. Hess cites CEW report “Women Can’t Win” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on occupational segregation.

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Colleges Are Dropping ACT, SAT Requirements: A Look at Schools That Don’t Use Test Scores

In this Newsweek article, Alanderia Whitlock explains why more underrepresented populations are able to access higher education when colleges drop the requirement for standardized tests. Whitlock cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?”

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Black Women Bear Largest Burden in Student Debt Crisis

In this Detroit Free Press article, Susan Tompor writes about how student loan debt disproportionately impacts Black women. Tompor cites the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots” to discuss the change in the job market following the Great Recession.

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For the First Time, Women Are the College-Educated Workforce Majority

In this radio interview, Meghna Chakrabarti and Stefano Kotsonis discuss women’s advancement in the workforce, and the progress that still remains to be seen, with CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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Questioning Their Fairness, a Record Number of Colleges Stop Requiring the SAT and ACT

In this article for the Hechinger Report, Alina Tugend discusses certain schools’ choice to be test-optional, and the reasons behind this decision. Tugend cites CEW report “SAT-Only Admission: How Would It Change College Campuses?”

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Making Elite Colleges White Again

In this Hechinger Report article, Andre Perry writes about how fighting affirmative action in higher education only preserves a tradition of white privilege at elite institutions. Perry cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal” to discuss the differences in enrollment at post-secondary institutions by race.    

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New Report Explores How State Policy Impacts Access to Higher Education

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sara Weissman writes about how state investment in colleges and universities alone isn’t enough to make higher education accessible. Weissman quotes CEW Associate Director of Editorial and Postsecondary Policy Martin Van Der Werf.

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Congress’s $2 Billion to Community Colleges Worth It or Not?

Mary Alice McCarthy writes about federal investment in community colleges in this article for The Hill. McCarthy cites the CEW report “America’s Divided Recovery” to discuss changes in the job market since the Great Recession.

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Women Are Slowly Pursuing More High-Paying Degrees, But the Pay Gap Remains, Says New Research

Abigail Hess writes the gender pay gap in this CNBC article. Hess cites the CEW report “Women Can’t Win” and quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith and CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale to discuss the lag in women’s earnings compared to their educational progress.

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Rich Students Get Better SAT Scores—Here’s Why

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how income plays a role when it comes to students’ SAT scores. Hess cites CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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51% of Young Americans Support Tuition-Free Public College

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess discusses a survey revealing how young Americans feel about the rising costs of higher education. Hess cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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The Students Disappearing Fastest From American Campuses? Middle-Class Ones

In this Hechinger Report article, Jon Marcus discusses how the share middle-class students have in college enrollment is shrinking, as they are replaced by lower and higher-income students. Marcus quotes CEW Research Director Jeff Strohl on the vicious cycle that occurs when middle-class families struggle to pay for higher education as the workforce demands upskilling.

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More Women Think They’ll Be Working Well Into Traditional Retirement Years

Martha C. White writes for CNBC about why more women now plan to work beyond traditional retirement years. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl.

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Is Meritocracy Making Everyone Miserable?

In this article for the New Yorker, Louis Menand talks about how the education system perpetuates class divisions and often benefits the already privileged. Menand cites the CEW report “Separate and Unequal.”

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7 Ways to Reduce College Costs

In this article for Forbes, Ron Carson discusses the value of a bachelor’s degree and how to manage rising college costs. Carson cites the CEW report “Career Pathways: Five Ways to Connect College and Careers.”

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