1. What is a good education?
2. How important do you think education is?
3. Do you think you had a good education?
4. What kind of education did you have in your home?
5. In which country do you think you can receive the best education?
6. Would you like to work in education?
7. What do you think of the idea of lifelong education?
8. What would you like to change about the education system of your country?
Wealthy, prestigious universities such as Harvard Yale, Stanford and Columbia garner billions in donations
But the latest research by the Equality of Opportunity project suggests this is a myth. A study 10.8 million people on the effect colleges have at moving kids born into the bottom 20 percent of the income distribution up to the top 20 percent showed that though elite universities are very good at moving students up the income ladder, they let in very few low-income students. The problem isn’t one of financial aid, but outreach; thousands of high-achieving poor kids just aren’t applying to elite schools.
The true heroes are less selective schools that let in a large number of students from the bottom 20%. They include Cal State Los Angeles and PACE University. These schools take in the most low-income students who move to the top fifth of income in the US after graduation.