Breakthroughs in Education and Social Mobility Research: Do You Need a Bachelor’s to Join the Middle Class?

The May 18, 2015 Breakthroughs in Education and Social Mobility Research series featured two speakers, Mark Schneider, Vice President and Institute Fellow at the American Institutes for Research, and Anthony Carnevale, Professor and Director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce.

Mark Schneider

Anthony CarnevaleTraditionally, the bachelor's degree has been seen as the doorway to the middle class for most Americans, but is this still the case? In an economic environment increasingly defined by new technologies and global market places--does it make sense to spend four years in college getting a liberal arts degree? The experts tackled these questions and more in a lively exchange.

This speaker series will contribute to a new synthesis of findings informing education and social mobility policy and practice in the coming years. This goal is aligned with the long-term mission of the Equity Project at AIR, which is to work with others to open the doors of opportunity for all children and young adults.

View the video of the event.

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Event Information

May 18, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM ET