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Equalizers No More

Politics thwarts colleges’ role in upward mobility

Matt Roth for The Chronicle Review

March 02, 2014 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

The American system of higher education is in crisis. Over the past 30 years, it has gone from facilitating upward mobility to exacerbating social inequality. College-going, once associated with opportunity, now engenders something that increasingly...

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