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July 9, 2020

How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People

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.
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July 2, 2020

Lumina’s Big Postsecondary Goal: Still Within Reach, But Much Work Remains To Be Done

Michael T. Nietzel writes for Forbes about the Lumina Foundation’s goal to increase the percentage of American adults with postsecondary degrees and to advocate for equity and accountability in higher education. Nietzel mentions CEW Director Anthony Carnevale.
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July 2, 2020

Envisioning Colleges and Universities as Antiracist

In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, Krishni Metivier provides a list of actions that higher education institutions should take to eradicate racism and increase equity. Metivier cites the CEW report “The Unequal Race for Good Jobs” to highlight racial disparities in the workforce.
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July 1, 2020

Education and Justice: Learning in Post-COVID America

Peter Smith writes for Inside Higher Ed about the flaws in the higher education system and ways to improve the path to educational success. Smith cites the CEW report “Separate & Unequal: How Higher Education Reinforces the Intergenerational Reproduction of White Racial Privilege.”
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June 30, 2020

Community College of Denver Launches Affordable Program for Students Returning to Finish Their Degrees

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Education article, Sarah Wood writes about a new program at the Community College of Denver that helps students return to college to complete their degree. Wood cites CEW report “Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements Through 2020.”
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June 30, 2020

Do Selective Colleges Favor the Rich and Work Against the American Dream?

In this EdSurge article, Jeffrey R. Young explains how selective colleges favor the privileged and contribute to systemic racism in America. Young quotes CEW Director Dr. Anthony Carnevale and cites the book “The Merit Myth.”
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June 30, 2020

CT Colleges Will See Fewer High-Paying International Students This Fall Amid COVID-19 Fears

Sean Teehan writes for Hartford Business Journal about how Connecticut colleges and universities may see a drastic decline in international student enrollment. Teehan quotes CEW Associate Director Martin Van Der Werf on how a decrease in international student enrollment could hurt revenue.
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June 26, 2020

New Trump Executive Order on ‘No College’ Jobs That Apple and IBM Support

In this CNBC op-ed, Chris Keaveney and Jane Oates discuss Trump’s new executive order that will mandate the federal government prioritize a job applicant’s skills over a college degree. Keaveney and Oates cite the CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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June 19, 2020

What You Can Do With a Liberal Arts Degree

Josh Moody writes for US News & World Report about the value of a liberal arts degree and potential career opportunities for liberal arts students. Moody cites the CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”
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June 19, 2020

Getting Past Higher Ed’s 2 Tracks

In this Education Dive article, Hallie Busta discusses the inequities in the higher education system and ways to bridge secondary and postsecondary education. Busta cites the book by CEW authors, “The Merit Myth.”
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June 16, 2020

More US Universities End Use of Standardized Tests in Admissions

Ellie Bothwell writes for Times Higher Education about how many colleges and universities no longer require applicants to submit standardized test scores. Bothwell quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl on the changing admissions criteria.
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June 15, 2020

Trump Administration Considering ‘Back to Work’ Cash Bonus — But Would it Work?

In this NBC News article, Martha C. White discusses the ongoing debate in Congress about the best way to proceed with unemployment benefits. White quotes CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl about the role of stimulus money in a recovering economy.
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June 12, 2020

How Student Debt Became a $1.6 Trillion Crisis

In this article for CNBC, Abigail Hess discusses how student loans turned into crippling debt for millions of college students. Hess quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about the racial and gender disparities in student debt.
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June 12, 2020

‘Higher Education Essentially Preserves Intergenerational Racial and Class Inequality’: How Coronavirus Could Make it Worse

Jillian Berman writes for MarketWatch about how the financial burdens of the coronavirus may exacerbate inequality in higher education. Berman quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the higher education system perpetuates racial and class disparities.
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June 11, 2020

UW Drops SAT, ACT Requirement, Extending Coronavirus Accommodation

In this article for the Seattle Times, Katherine Long discusses the University of Washington’s decision to adopt a test-optional admissions policy. Long quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale about the implications of a test-optional policy on diversity. 
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June 11, 2020

With Transportation’s Future Unclear, Some Question Spending

Jessica Wehrman writes for Roll Call about how the coronavirus may affect the future of the transportation industry. Wehrman cites CEW report “Trillion Dollar Infrastructure Proposals Could Create Millions of Jobs.”
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June 10, 2020

6 Insights That Could Make Economic Recovery More Equitable This Time

In this Chronicle of Higher Education article, Goldie Blumenstyk explores how we can learn from the last recession to make the current economic recovery more equitable. Blumenstyk quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on gender disparities in this recession.
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June 9, 2020

Harvard Named World’s Best University for the 9th Year in a Row

In this article for Yahoo News, Aarthi Swaminathan discusses how college rankings can be misleading. Swaminathan quotes “The Merit Myth” about how rankings can cause colleges to prioritize national prestige over educating their students.
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June 9, 2020

Can the Racial and Economic Justice Movement Help Advance Equity in Higher Education?

In this Diverse Issues in Higher Ed article, Yves Salomon-Fernández discusses the importance of higher education and how colleges can advance equity for all students. Salomon-Fernández cites CEW report “Three Educational Pathways to Good Jobs.”
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June 7, 2020

Texas Woman’s University Expands Dual Nursing Program to Second Community College

Sarah Wood writes for Diverse Issues in Higher Ed about how Texas Woman’s University expanded its nursing program to reduce costs and provide a direct path to earning a nursing degree. Wood cites CEW report “Nursing.”
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June 6, 2020

Virus Exposes Sharp Economic Divide: College vs. Non-College

In this AP News article, Josh Boak discusses how COVID-19 exposed an economic divide between those with a college degree and those without one. Boak quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how college education has become increasingly vital to economic success.
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June 5, 2020

As New Data Shows Early Signs of Economic Recovery, Black Workers Are Being Left Out

Nate Rattner and Tucker Higgins write for CNBC about how the gains of an economic recovery are not equally shared among workers. Rattner and Higgins quote CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about racial discrimination in the labor market. .
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June 5, 2020

A Degree Doesn’t Buy Privilege for Black Graduates

In this Bloomberg article, Donald Moore discusses how a college education does not prevent discrimination against Black workers. Moore quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on racial disparities in the workforce.
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June 4, 2020

Black Americans Suffer From Generations of Economic Marginalization

Chris Stein writes for AFP about the inequality and economic marginalization that Black people still face in the United States. Stein quotes CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith about Black workers in the US economy.
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June 2, 2020

In a Pandemic, a Path Forward: New Orleans Schools Team Up to Offer ‘Bridge Year’ to Get More Grads to College

Beth Hawkins writes for The 74 about a New Orleans “bridge year” program and how it will better prepare New Orleans graduates to enter college or the workforce. Hawkins cites CEW report “Good Jobs that Pay Without a BA.”
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June 2, 2020

More Students are ‘Stacking’ Credentials En Route to a Degree

In this WIRED article, Jon Marcus discusses how many Americans are earning “microcredentials” while on the path to a bachelor’s degree. Marcus cites CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate Degrees.”
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June 1, 2020

‘The Merit Myth’

In this article for Inside Higher Ed, Scott Jaschik explores the inequalities and social divisions in higher education. Jaschik discusses the book “The Merit Myth” with CEW Director and “Merit Myth” author Anthony Carnevale. 
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May 31, 2020

Elite Colleges Are Not Going to Be Easier to Get Into Even After the Coronavirus Pandemic

Aarthi Swaminathan writes for Yahoo Finance about the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the future of higher education in the United States. Swaminathan interviews CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl and cites “The Merit Myth.”
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May 29, 2020

US Higher Education System Is ‘Capstone of Inequality’

In this Times Higher Education article, Ellie Bothwell writes about the new book, “The Merit Myth,” by CEW’s Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl. Bothwell quotes CEW Director and “Merit Myth” author Anthony Carnevale about the institutional inequality of higher education.
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May 28, 2020

What Is the Value of a Bachelor’s Degree? The Answer Depends on Where You Live and What You Do

CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl writes for The 74 about how the value of a bachelor’s degree depends on the local economy and specific labor demands. Strohl cites CEW research that shows more education is typically a good investment.
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May 27, 2020

The Case for Liberal Arts Education in a Time of Crisis

In this New Republic article, Wim Wiewel discusses the benefits of a liberal arts education during the COVID-19 crisis. Wiewel cites CEW report “ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges.”
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May 26, 2020

Will the Coronavirus Transform or Destroy Higher Education as We Know It?

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.
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May 26, 2020

Will the Scarring Show? Graduating in the Time of COVID-19

CEW’s Chief Economist Nicole Smith writes for the New England Board of Higher Education about how the hardships of graduating into a difficult job market may affect the class of 2020’s lifetime income. Smith cites a CEW analysis of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Situation.
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May 26, 2020

In Valuing Colleges, Tops in Prestige Doesn’t Always Mean Tops in Starting Salaries

Lisa Ward writes for the Wall Street Journal about how choosing the right program of study may be more important than college prestige. Ward quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale about CEW’s past and upcoming research using program-level data.
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May 26, 2020

The Value of Higher Ed Access

Emma Whitford writes for Inside Higher Ed about how access to public, 4-year higher education in Georgia improved economic outcomes for students. Whitford quotes CEW Director Anthony Carnevale on how the paper’s findings are “old news.”
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May 26, 2020

For Trade Students, Online Classes Can’t Replicate Hands-On

In this article for AP News, Astrid Galvan and Rebecca Santana discuss how the shift to online education may put students pursuing technical careers at a disadvantage. Galvan and Santana cite CEW report “Career and Technical Education.”
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May 26, 2020

With Coronavirus, Policy Makers Have a Rare Opportunity to Pressure Top Universities to Make Admissions Fairer

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.
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May 21, 2020

California’s College Class of 2020 Prepares for a Shrinking Job Market

In this EdSource article, Ashley A. Smith discusses the effects of the coronavirus on employment and explores future options for new graduates and current students. Smith quotes CEW’s Nicole Smith.
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May 20, 2020

Repairing the Broken Connection Between College and Career

In this Forbes article, Alison Griffin shares her interview with Michael Collins about the relationship between higher education, career preparation, and employment opportunities. Collins cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”
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May 11, 2020

Best Graduate Degrees by Earnings, Popularity

In this Yahoo! News article, Jennifer Calonia discusses the findings of CEW report "The Economic Value of College Majors."
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May 8, 2020

Record-Breaking Coronavirus Job Losses Have Devastated the Least Educated—and Have Already Displaced Highest Degree Holders Worse than the Great Recession

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.
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May 7, 2020

Long Before Coronavirus, Student Parents Struggled with Hunger, Homelessness

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.
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May 7, 2020

Hardest-Hit Industries and Job Plans of Workers

In this Inside Higher Ed article, Emma Whitford discusses how the pandemic is affecting workers and industries based on a survey from the Strada Education Network. Whitford quotes CEW Chief Economist Nicole Smith on how interconnected the labor market is.
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May 6, 2020

Don’t Ask ‘Is College Worth It?’ Ask ‘Which College Degrees Are Worth It?’ Instead

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.
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May 5, 2020

Coronavirus and Crashing Aviation Industry Hollow Out a Kansas Tech College’s Pitch

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.
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May 1, 2020

The 2008 Recession Completely Changed What Students Majored In. Will Coronavirus?

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.
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April 29, 2020

Colleges With the Best Return on Investment

Emma Kerr writes for US News and World Report about the US colleges and universities that offer their students the best returns on investment. Kerr cites the CEW reports "A First Try at ROI" and "ROI of Liberal Arts Colleges."
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April 29, 2020

Higher Education in a Pre-Pandemic Society (Part 1)

In this piece in The Evolllution, Nan Travers discusses innovation in higher education. Travers cites CEW reports "Recovery: Job Growth and Education Requirements through 2020" and "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs."
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April 28, 2020

How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Shattered the Myth of College in America

In this New Yorker article, Masha Gessen explores how the coronavirus pandemic has caused stakeholders in higher education to question its purpose. Gessen cites CEW report "The College Payoff."
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April 27, 2020

Billionaire Ray Dalio Says America’s Jarring Inequality Is a ‘National Emergency’ That Is Threatening Capitalism

In this Business Insider article, Marguerite Ward discusses inequality in education. Ward cites CEW report “The College Payoff.”
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