Making college possible for low income high achievers

Professor Christopher Avery’s research has shown that a large number of low-income students aren’t even applying for selective schools, despite being well qualified. On this episode of PolicyCast, he discusses his findings.

The case for charter schools

Paul Peterson argues with many students still at risk, choice and competition remain the country's best hope for improving education for all. In "Harvard Magazine," he makes the argument for post-regulatory school reform.

Founder of StudentsFirst and former Chancellor of Washington D.C. Public Schools, Michelle Rhee in the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum

Black men and the struggle for work

William Julius Wilson reflects on the connection between race and employment. To confront poverty and inequality in the inner city, he says, we must recognize the complex, interrelated problems facing poor black families.