In this Quartz article, Ana Campoy and Dan Kopf write about the wide gaps in salaries between Black and White Americans in the country's highest-paying jobs. Campoy and Kopf quote CEW Director of Research Jeff Strohl and cite the findings of the CEW report "The Unequal Race for Good Jobs."
August 3, 2020
In this Inside Higher Ed op-ed, CEW Director Anthony Carnevale discusses the shift toward test-optional admissions. Dr. Carnevale says that promoting equity in college admissions must include more than eliminating standardized testing requirements.
July 24, 2020
In this Business Insider article, Hayden Field discusses how working remotely may be the perfect opportunity to build new professional skills like communication, time management, productivity, and conscientiousness. Field quotes Assistant Research Professor and Research Economist Megan Fasules.
Eboo Patel writes for Inside Higher Ed about his radical proposal to fix the inequities in elite higher education and the workforce. Patel cites “How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People” by “The Merit Myth” authors Anthony Carnevale, Peter Schmidt, and Jeff Strohl.
July 19, 2020
Joshua Kim writes for Inside Higher Ed about the importance of the book “The Merit Myth” written by CEW authors. Kim responds to quotes from “The Merit Myth” about how higher education widens the racial and class divide instead of facilitating socioeconomic mobility.
July 18, 2020
In this CNBC article, Kathleen Elkins breaks down the gender pay gap by looking at the median income of men and women at every age. Elkins cites CEW report “Women Can’t Win” to explain some of the causes of the gender wage gap.
Rick Wartzman writes for Fast Company about the White House’s “Find Something New Campaign” and the importance of acquiring new knowledge and skills in today’s rapidly changing economy. Wartzman cites the CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate’s Degrees.”
In this Forbes article, Scott Pulsipher lists three recommendations to improve higher education as the economy recovers. Pulsipher mentions CEW Director Anthony P. Carnevale’s observations on how higher education prioritizes traditional degree programs over workforce training.
In this US News and World Report article, Alexandra Pannoni and Emma Kerr answer common questions about applying, attending, and graduating from community college. Pannoni and Kerr cite the CEW report “Career and Technical Education: Five Ways that Pay.”
July 12, 2020
In this op-ed for the New York Times, Jennifer Senior discusses how college in the fall will be very different from in past years, and she encourages liberal arts students to do something useful with their free time to make the most of the coronavirus pandemic. Senior cites the CEW report “Balancing Work and Learning.”
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.
July 6, 2020
Carla Fried writes for the Chicago Tribune about how to attend and graduate college without accumulating large amounts of student debt. Fried cites the CEW report “The Overlooked Value of Certificates and Associate's Degrees” to demonstrate that an associate’s degree can have high earnings potential.
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.
July 2, 2020
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.
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.”
June 30, 2020
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.”
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.”
June 30, 2020
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.
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.”
June 19, 2020
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.”
June 19, 2020
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.”
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.
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.
June 12, 2020
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.
June 12, 2020
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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. .
June 5, 2020
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.
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.
June 2, 2020
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.”
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.”
June 1, 2020
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.
May 31, 2020
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.”
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.
May 28, 2020
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
May 26, 2020
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.”
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.”
May 26, 2020
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.
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.
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.”