In The News

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Is College Worth the Cost?

In this U.S. News and World Report article, Emma Kerr writes about whether rising college tuition costs outweigh the advantage of the degree. Kerr quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and cites the CEW report “Five Rules of the College and Career Game.”

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The SAT’s ‘Adversity’ Score Should Include Disabilities

In this letter to the editor in the Washington Post, Ellis Rosenberg argues that disabilities should be included in the SAT’s adversity score. Rosenberg quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on College Board’s new measure.

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Report: Nearly One-Third of Manufacturing Workers Have a Bachelor’s

James Paterson writes in Education Dive about the CEW report “Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing,” relating findings about the manufacturing industry to trends in the larger economy.

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Georgetown CEW Report: Manufacturing Labor Force Upskilling and Downsizing

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, LaMont Jones describes the state of manufacturing in America. Jones cites the CEW report “Upskilling and Downsizing in American Manufacturing” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Director of Research Jeff Strohl.

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A New Way of Helping Students Pay for College: Give Them Corporate Jobs

In this Hechinger Report article, Mikhail Zinshteyn writes about the nonprofit Education at Work and the prospect of hiring students for corporate jobs. Zinshteyn quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on the companies’ economic incentive to take part in this kind of program.

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Is It Better to Be Born Smart or Rich? You Probably Won’t Like the Answer.

In this Washington Post article, Helaine Olen writes about how education alone is not enough to reduce socioeconomic inequality. Olen cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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Should SAT Adversity Index Consider a Student’s Race?

Maureen Downey writes in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about the controversy surrounding the SAT’s introduction of an adversity score and whether to include race as a factor. Downey cites CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale’s research on how socioeconomic status affects students’ SAT scores.  

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More Bad News for Educated Women: The Gender Pay Gap Is Even Wider Among Those With a Bachelor’s Degree

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about the wage gap between men and women with bachelor’s degrees. Berman quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on why women choose to pursue caregiving.

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Who’s Got a Side Hustle? Postgrads and People Earning $80,000 or More

In this NBC article, Martha C. White writes about how many Americans are passionate about their second jobs. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on how younger workers are realizing that it may be safer to stick to a job that pays the bills rather than to take a risk on their dream

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Useful or Foolhardy? New SAT ‘Adversity Rating’ Sparks Debate

In this Washington Post article, Nick Anderson writes about the debate surrounding the College Board’s introduction of an “adversity score” to the SAT. Anderson quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale about a previous failed attempt to introduce a similar measure in the 1990s.

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Georgetown Study: ‘To Succeed in America, It’s Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart’

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about how students’ socioeconomic backgrounds affects their success. Hess cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale on the report’s findings.

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Opinion: This Is the Most Important Question Students Should Ask About Their University — But Rarely Do

In this MarketWatch article, Annie Reznik writes about graduation rates and student debt. Reznik cites CEW’s analysis comparing the success rates of selective universities with those of open-access schools.

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Robert Smith’s Real Gift to Morehouse

In this article for The Atlantic, Ibram X. Kendi discusses the impact of philanthropist Robert Smith’s gift to Morehouse College’s class of 2019—paying off their student debt. Kendi cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale.

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New Pell Institute Study Finds ‘Critical’ Gap in College Success Between Low- & High-Income Students. Here Are 3 Reasons for Hope

In this article for The 74, Richard Whitmire writes about the Pell Institute’s study on the disparities in success between students from disadvantaged and advantaged backgrounds, as well as developments that indicate positive change. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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An Imperfect SAT Adversity Score Is Better Than Just Ignoring Adversity

In this article for The Atlantic, Richard Kahlenberg writes in favor of the College Board’s introduction of an adversity score to the SAT. Kahlenberg cites research from CEW Director Dr. Anthony P. Carnevale and Director of Research Jeff Strohl that finds that disadvantaged students score significantly lower on the SAT than their more privileged counterparts.

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Five Myths About Student Debt

In this Washington Post article, Anya Kamenetz sheds light on common misconceptions about student debt. Kamenetz cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Minority, Low-Income Students ‘Almost Exclusively’ Fueled Undergrad Enrollment Growth

In this Education Dive article, James Paterson and Natalie Schwartz write about the increasing college enrollment of low-income students and the remaining inequality these students face. Paterson cites the CEW report “Our Separate & Unequal Public Colleges.”

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More Low-Income Students Are Attending College, But They’re Still Playing Catch-Up on Their Wealthier Peers

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman writes about inequality in the college system and low-income students’ experience as they pursue higher education. Berman cites the CEW report “The College Payoff.”

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Etats-Unis: Les Grands Groupes Financent les Études de leurs Employés

In this Le Monde article, Caroline Talbot writes about a Starbucks initiative that finances and supports the studies of its employees. Talbot quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how large companies have previously offered executives such training. Now, however, Starbucks is offering those benefits to all employees.

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The Real Cost of School for First-Generation College Students

In this NBC article, Esta Pratt-Kielley writes about the costly barriers first-generation college students face besides tuition, including housing costs. Pratt-Kielley cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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