Born to Win, Schooled to Lose

From kindergarten to the workforce, disadvantaged students face significantly longer odds than their advantaged counterparts, according to a new report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW).

The report, which found that less talented students from affluent beginnings are more than two times as likely to begin a successful career as even the most talented students from disadvantaged families, paints a stark picture of status, race, and lifelong achievement gaps in the U.S.

Georgetown CEW Director Anthony Carnevale joins CPRE Knowledge Hub managing editor Keith Heumiller to discuss the report and its implications for education, federal policy, and the concept of upward mobility.