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Subsidizing Higher Education May Not Be Paying Off

Ron Haskins and Isabel V. Sawhill

A college degree has long been touted as a key component for a successful and prosperous life. But a more critical look reveals that coming in prepared and graduating is often the biggest challenge, especially for disadvantaged students. Senior fellows Isabel Sawhill and Ron Haskins discuss the findings from in the latest issue of The Future of Children journal which is devoted to post secondary education preparation as well as a new Center on Children and Families brief that examines the college return-on-investment.

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