In the United States equal opportunity is now a mirage.
We know some of the tools, including job incentives and better schools, that can reduce this opportunity gap. But the United States is one of the few advanced countries that spends less educating the average poor child than the average rich one. As an escalator of mobility, the American education system is broken.
If you don’t have time for Thomas Piketty’s comprehensive best-seller, here’s a quick five-point take on the gap between the rich and poor. Read on…
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