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Making Education Work for the Poor: The Potential of Children's Savings Accounts

Willliam Elliott and Melinda Lewis

Abstract

Making Education Work for the Poor identifies wealth inequality as the gravest threat to the endangered American Dream. Though studies have clearly illustrated that education is the primary path to upward mobility, today, educational outcomes are more directly determined by wealth than innate ability and exerted effort. This accounting directly contradicts Americans' understanding of the promise the American Dream is supposed to offer: a level playing field and a path towards a more profitable future. In this book, the authors share their own stories of their journeys through the unequal U.S. ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190621568
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190621568.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Willliam Elliott, author

Melinda Lewis, author