The Diploma Deficit

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Media Outlet: Washington Monthly

For low-income Americans with no post-secondary credential, the path to the middle class ends all too soon. Unless we increase the achievement of credentials among members of the bottom half of the income scale, the United States stands to lose out on improving the nation’s economic growth and the equality of its citizens.  

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Rachel Fishman is the deputy director for research with the Education Policy program at New America.