The American Dream: Defined and Measured

The idea of the American Dream means different things to different people. However, universally, it’s supposed to mean something good, inspiring, and available to all Americans willing to work for it. David Leonhardt’s piece in the New York Times, while sobering, is an important and insightful perspective on the state of the American Dream—backed by compelling data that affirms our common sense assessment of things, as the historic notion of the American Dream becomes less and less attainable.

In light of this, a quality education is still the best tool to accomplish upward economic mobility. While there is much work to be done to ensure the K-12 education system provides relevant, 21st century knowledge and skills to every student, we know the old adage remains true – learning is earning.

Read the full article here: The American Dream, Quantified at Last

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