Diversity in Academe 2013

Our Economically Polarized College System: Separate and Unequal

Randy Lyhus for The Chronicle

September 25, 2011

A college education is increasingly the only path to middle-class earnings. In 1970, 74 percent of workers with a high-school education or less were part of the middle class—earning between $30,000 and $85,000 in current dollars. By 2007 that…

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