Completing College at America’s Public Universities

As a panelist at this September 16, 2009 Brookings Brown Center on Education event, Isabel Sawhill compared many of the similar education themes in Crossing the Finish Line, a new book on U.S. public university degree attainment, with those in Creating an Opportunity Society.

“Like today’s authors, we emphasize very heavily — it’s really the whole theme of our book — that the route to upward mobility in our society is through the schoolhouse door.”

During her talk, Sawhill emphasized the growing disparities in educational attainment and reiterated some of the possible reasons and remedies for these disparities, as outlined in Creating an Opportunity Society.

Access full event transcript here.

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