Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Inequality, Opportunity, and Universal Pre-K

February 14th, 2013

OK—I’m afraid that title promises more than you’re about to get.  But I do think the figure below underscores important relationships between the increase in inequality and diminished opportunities for less advantaged kids, and thus provides intuitive support for the President’s proposal for universal access to pre-school. The figure shows so-called “enrichment expenditures”—spending by parents… Read more


February 5th, 2013

Gave testimony today, just like Nicely, Nicely, though not quite as exciting. Here’s the material I presented, which I think many in these parts will like, but here’s the summary: Testifying today at a House Education and Workforce Committee hearing on “Challenges and Opportunities Facing America’s Schools and Workplaces,” CBPP Senior Fellow Jared Bernstein explained that recent… Read more