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

Author: William Elliott; Melinda K Lewis
Publisher: New York, NY Oxford University Press [2018]
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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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Elliott, William, III, author.
Making education work for the poor.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
(DLC) 2018032058
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Elliott; Melinda K Lewis
ISBN: 9780190621568 0190621567 9780190866846 0190866845 9780190621575 0190621575
OCLC Number: 1099185044
Description: xxx, 254 Seiten 24 cm
Contents: Preface Introduction Chapter One: Going to School in Unequal America Chapter Two: The Battle to Define Life Chances and the Distributional Consequences of the Current Education and Economic Systems in AmericaChapter Three: Effort Appears Inadequate in the Modern World: Our Identities Are Shaped by Our Real Life ChancesChapter Four: Moving from the Status Quo to a 21st Century Financial Aid System Chapter Five: Children's Savings Accounts' Influence on the Opportunity PipelineChapter Six: Toward an Equitable Opportunity Pipeline: The Creation of a Uniquely American Proposal for the 21st CenturyChapter Seven: Conclusion: The American Dream Needs a Wealth Agenda Appendix A: Descriptions of Some Children's Savings Account (CSA) Programs in the FieldReferences
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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