Narrowing the Partisan Divide

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Media Outlet: Inside Higher Ed

Mary Alice McCarthy was quoted in Inside Higher Ed on the partisan divide over parents' higher education aspirations for their children:

More than anything, the results show that people need time to do calculations for a cost-benefit analysis, said Mary Alice McCarthy, director of the Center on Education and Skills at New America.

“People have a hard time doing math on the phone,” she said. “I wouldn’t read too much into the results.”

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Mary Alice McCarthy is the director of the Center on Education and Skills with the Education Policy program at New America. Her work examines the intersection between higher education, workforce development, and job training policies