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Anthony P. Carnevale

Anthony P. Carnevale is research professor and director of the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. He is a co-author of The Merit Myth: How Our Colleges Favor the Rich and Divide America (The New Press, 2020).

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Stories by this Author

  • The Review | Opinion

    How to Solve the College-Cost Dilemma

    Some majors pay off more than others do. Tuition prices should acknowledge that.
  • The Review

    How Higher Ed Can Stop Affirmative Action for Rich White People

    Fixing academe’s race and class inequality must be at the top of the list.
  • The Review

    The Great Sorting

    College education is becoming a passive participant in the reproduction of economic privilege. Taken one at time, postsecondary institutions are fountains of opportunity; taken together, they are a highly stratified bastion of privilege. Of course, sorting by race, class, and sex begins long before…
  • Commentary

    The Real Education Crisis Is Just Over That Cliff

    With an economy dependent on postsecondary education, we’re on the wrong road.
  • Diversity in Academe

    Our Economically Polarized College System: Separate and Unequal

    The higher-education system we have created to encourage mobility and economic opportunity is at risk of reinforcing class stratification.
  • Measuring Stick

    A Dual System of Quality

    Quality in postsecondary education is both increasing and increasingly unequal, a negative side effect of market forces.
  • The Review

    Discounting Education’s Value

    Liberals don’t value a college education? Since when? Since a growing chorus of pundits, all with elite-college credentials, decided to prove that a college education may no longer be what’s best for other people’s children. While their predecessors fought to open college doors to members of…
  • The Review

    As Welfare Rolls Shrink, Colleges Offer the Best Route to Good Jobs

    Three years after welfare reform, nearly five million welfare recipients have left the rolls. But the journey from welfare to work has not led most of them out of poverty. A recent Urban Institute study of people who left welfare from 1995 to 1997 has found that the average wage for welfare…
  • News

    Performance-Based Appropriations: Fad or Wave of the Future?

    Many states around the country are experimenting with programs that tie at least part of their annual appropriations for state colleges and universities to how well those institutions perform various tasks. Right now, 11 states tie some appropriations to measures of public institutions’…