America is becoming less equal.
That much is now widely acknowledged.
But what can be done to improve things for the next generation?
We’ve been doing this work on State of Opportunity for nearly three years now. If there’s one thing I’ve heard over and over about how to help kids get ahead, it’s this: Education is the key.
"Once you’ve made it to college and graduated, your social mobility opportunities are great," said Fabian Pfeffer.
"Putting people into more post-secondary education would strongly promote their mobility," said Erin Currier.
"We’re talking about producing skills," said James Heckman. "Skills are the core of the modern economy."
If you want a good job, you have to have skills. If you want skills, you have to have education. That’s pretty uncontroversial.
But then I came across the work of this guy: