Issue #268 - October 2014
Unequal by Design

Around 1980, public policy in the United States began to reverse course, abandoning the policies that had built the country, and replacing those policies with laws, programs, and investments that have taken the country on an entirely different course. The evidence of the course reversal is apparent in accumulating public debt, in decaying roads, bridges, and other infrastructure on which modern life depends, climate change including global warming, even in declining life expectancy among certain groups of the population. Recently the results of this new policy direction are being described as contributing to the lack of economic growth and growing political polarization and instability.   more
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(11/7/2014) Issue #267 - September 2014
Unequal Family Income and Unequal Higher Education Opportunity, 1970 to 2013

In 2013 a student born into the top quartile of family income was 8.5 times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree by age 24 than was another student born into the bottom quartile of family income.
(8/19/2014) Residence and Migration Reports for all states have been updated.
(9/8/2014) Financial Barriers to Higher Education for Students from Low Income Families, 1990 to 2012
Council for Opportunity in Education
Washington, D.C.
September 8, 2014
(7/16/2014) Pell Grant Recipients as a Percentage of Pell-Eligible Undergraduate Enrollment by Institutional Type/Control and State, 1993-94 to 2012-13
(8/1/2014) Gross State Product by Industry, 1963 to 2013
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