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Making education work for the poor : the potential of children's savings accounts

Author: William Elliott, III; Melinda K Lewis
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Making Education Work for the Poor identifies wealth inequality as the gravest threat to the American education system. Today, wealth, rather than individuals' effort and ability, determines educational outcomes. This book calls for universal Opportunity Investment Accounts to be the cornerstone of the wealth-building agenda the nation needs to salvage the American Dream"--
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Elliott, William, III.
Making education work for the poor.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2017048376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Elliott, III; Melinda K Lewis
ISBN: 9780190621575 0190621575 9780190621582 0190621583
OCLC Number: 1043555782
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 254 pages)
Contents: Going to school in unequal America --
The battle to define life chances and the distributional consequences of the current education and economic systems in America --
Effort appears inadequate in the modern world: our identities are shaped by our real-​life chances --
Moving from the status quo to a 21st-​century financial aid system --
Children's savings accounts' influence on the opportunity pipeline --
Toward an equitable opportunity pipeline: the creation of a uniquely American proposal for the 21st century --
The American dream needs a wealth agenda.
Responsibility: William Elliott and Melinda Lewis.

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"In their new book, Elliott and Lewis propose the implementation of Opportunity Investment Accounts, a significant policy solution to build financial wealth and security for low-income families. Read more...

 
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