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How will income inequality shape digital literacy?

As several nations see income inequality escalate, how will that shape digital literacy efforts and practices? I’ve been thinking about this for several years, as I’ve worked on digital literacy and been researching income inequality.  Some of our book club … Continue reading

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On global economic inequality: a vital book for education

I wanted to share some thoughts about a recent book, as it bears strongly on the future of education. Branko Milanović’s Global Inequality A New Approach for the Age of Globalization (2016: Amazon) is a major work in current events, forecasting, and economics. … Continue reading

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One datapoint on widening income inequality in education: Dollar Store is rocking

How do we know income and wealth inequality is soaring in the United States? I’ve been tracking this vital trend for years, largely by following a variety of research efforts that approach the topic from multiple angles, methods, and datasets. … Continue reading

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Another effect of rising income inequality: charitable giving has changed

What does increasing income inequality mean for higher education? I’ve been investigating this for several years, addressing different implications.  Today I’d like to touch on another aspect, that of charitable donations.  Many American educational institutions benefit from philanthropy, from universities … Continue reading

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Researchers, caught between Trump and inequality, reinvent patronage

How will higher education change in the Trump era?  MIT’s Tech Review offers a glimpse into one way ahead, looking at climate scientists, and their new (yet very old) funding strategy through income inequality. In San Francisco, appropriately enough an … Continue reading

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New findings on income inequality, and there's very little good news

Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez are probably the world’s leading scholars of economic inequality. They, with Gabriel Zucman, just published a new working paper on the subject with updated findings.  The results of “Distributional National Accounts: Methods and Estimates for … Continue reading

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Two new signs of educational inequality

How does growing income inequality impact American education and culture?  To what extent does our education system mitigate or construct that economic divide?  I’ve been tracking this for several years, and wanted to share two recent stories.  Both are about … Continue reading

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City College of San Francisco prepares a large queen sacrifice, suffering from low enrollment and high income inequality

The City College of San Francisco, suffering bad hits to its reputation, enrollment, and revenue, is getting ready to make a series of cuts.  Inside Higher Ed describes this as explicitly axing academic programs and faculty – i.e., another queen … Continue reading

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The new age of inequality and what it means for education: my January talk

What does increasing inequality mean for American higher education?  This was the theme for a talk I gave last week, where I put several years of research together for the first time.  I reproduce and expand on my materials here. … Continue reading

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Inequality and optimism in higher education

Last month the EDUCAUSE media team asked me two really good questions during a video interview: where is the greatest inequality in higher education, and what keeps my optimism going? I answered in just over 3 minutes.

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