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SAT Adds ‘Adversity Score’ Amid Concerns That Wealthy Students Have an Unfair Advantage

In this MarketWatch piece, Jillian Berman writes about the SAT’s possible introduction of an “adversity score” to its assessment of students. Berman quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on how the business model of schools acts as a barrier to equality.

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In America, It’s Better to Be Born Rich Than Smart

Richard Whitmire writes in this Hill op-ed about how poor, talented students do not succeed at the same rate as rich, less talented students. Whitmire cites CEW’s report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” in arguing about what can be done to change this widespread inequity.

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The SAT’s Bogus ‘Adversity Score’

In this New York Times article, Thomas Chatterton Williams critiques the College Board’s possible use of a new tool that would measure a student’s economic hardship along with SAT scores. Williams quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the racial implications of the adversity score.

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SAT to Score Students’ ‘Disadvantages’ to Try to Even the Playing Field

In this NPR article, Bobby Allyn writes about the College Board’s possible use of a new tool that would measure a student’s economic hardship along with SAT scores. Allyn quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the backlash against a similar program piloted in the 1990s, and what would be different this time.

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New Effort to Examine Postsecondary Value

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Rick Seltzer writes about how the Gates Foundation is backing a panel to examine the value of postsecondary credentials. Seltzer quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on how the Gates Foundation is catching up to the current political climate.

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Does Higher Ed Really Pay Off? New Gates-Funded Commission Aims to Find Out

Catherine Gewertz writes in this Education Week article about a Gates Foundation initiative aiming to better inform prospective students and their parents of the value of their degree. Gewertz notes that CEW has published several studies that explore earnings for different certificates and degrees.

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‘Far Too Many Are Still Being Left Behind’: Getting into College Isn’t Enough

In this Washington Post opinion piece, Jay Matthews writes about KIPP’s recent report that explores ways in which low-income college students are insufficiently supported. Matthews quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale, who argues that high schools should better prepare students for their future careers.

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SAT to Give Students ‘Adversity Score’ to Capture Social and Economic Background

Douglas Belkin writes in the Wall Street Journal about the College Board’s plan to assign students an “adversity score” for consideration in college admissions. Belkin quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the purpose of the score.

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Fewer Kids Are Choosing College

In this Bloomberg article, Justin Fox writes about declining enrollment at less selective and for-profit colleges. Fox cites the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs” to explain how some students can pursue a good job without attending college.

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The Depressing Reason the Class of 2019 is Not Doing as Well as the Class of 2000

Jillian Berman writes in MarketWatch about how the Class of 2019 is not doing as well as the Class of 2000—but has better prospects than the Class of 2009. Berman quotes CEW Research Professor and Chief Economist Nicole Smith.

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Money Can’t Buy an End to Systemic Racism in Education

Esther Cepeda writes in this Chicago Tribune op-ed about the ways she believes money would fall short in addressing racial disparities in education. Cepeda cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.”

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Report Notes Trends Related to Race, Class and Educational Attainment

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Scott Jaschik writes about the recent CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Jaschik highlights the finding that even disadvantaged, academically talented students have a lower chance of success than their less talented, advantaged peers.

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7 Out of 10 Wealthy Kindergarten Students With Low Test Scores Were Affluent by Age 25, Study Finds

Erin Richards writes in USA Today about how nature and nurture affect children’s academic and career outcomes. Richards covers the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale.

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Money Over Shakespeare: Study Shows How Childhood Socioeconomic Status Determines Wealth in Adulthood

In this Education Week article, Sasha Jones writes about the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose.” Jones quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale on the growing role of higher education in the labor market.

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America’s Educational System Is an ‘Aristocracy Posing as a Meritocracy’

In this MarketWatch article, Jillian Berman explores whether the education system is a meritocracy. Berman cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale, who explains how report findings show it more closely resembles an aristocracy.

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Georgetown Study Explores Privilege and Race in Educational Outcomes

Pearl Stewart writes in Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about how socioeconomic disparities are at play for students as early as in kindergarten. Stewart cites the CEW report “Born to Win, Schooled to Lose” and quotes CEW Assistant Research Professor and Research Economist Megan Fasules.

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Here’s How Much Student Debt Americans with PhDs Have on Average

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about the debt that PhD students take on—and how that compares to their future wages. Hess cites the CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”

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Eight Steps Economists Say Could Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

In this CNBC article, Abigail Hess writes about ways the gender pay gap could be closed. Hess quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on what contributes to occupational segregation.

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Student Loan Rates Are Dropping. Here’s What You Need to Know.

Annie Nova writes in this CNBC article about how federal student loan rates are dropping. Nova cites the CEW report “The Economic Value of College Majors.”

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Future of Work-Study: How Colleges’ Role in Student Employment Is Changing

In this Education Dive article, James Paterson writes about how changing perceptions of the practical value of higher education is shifting colleges’ role in work-study. Paterson cites the CEW reports “Balancing Work and Learning” and “Learning While Earning: The New Normal.”

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