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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

Bootstrapping is harder in U.S.


“Pulling oneself up by the bootstraps is much harder in the United States than in top-performing education systems” around the world, writes Jennifer Craw in the Top of the Class newsletter.

Our competitors do a better job of enabling students to gain more education than their parents, she writes.

Once, public education was the “great equalizer,” writes Marc Tucker of the National Center on Education and the Economy. It was “the route out of poverty for new immigrants, the poor and the ambitious.” That’s not true any more.

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