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Problem with Rich – Poor College Graduation Rate Gap

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Peter Orszag of The Miami Herald and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the Obama administration, offers an opinion regarding a paper recently released by economists Martha Bailey and Susan Dynarski of the University of Michigan regarding the widening gap in college completion rates.  Bailey and Dynarski posit that the gap between the rich and the poor has grown by 14 percentage points since 1980.  Orszag reminds us of a fundamental national concern; we are risking “the traditional American notion of equal opportunity.” [read more]

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