“Individual Americans thought they were the only ones who could not afford to send their kids to college.”
Mitchell L. Stevens
Mitchell L. Stevens is professor of education and (by courtesy) sociology at Stanford University, where he also co-leads the Stanford Pathways Lab. He is the author of Creating a Class: College Admissions and the Education of Elites (Harvard University Press, 2007), and, most recently, Seeing the World: How US Universities Make Knowledge in a Global Era (Princeton University Press, 2018) with Cynthia Miller-Idriss and Seteney Shami. He has written scholarly articles for a variety of academic journals and commentary for the Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Education, the New York Times, and other outlets.
In the contemporary United States, higher education does more to exaggerate than relieve class and cultural divisions.
What does it take to get to college graduation? The question becomes more urgent as college tuitions rise and education debt accumulates, even though baccalaureate completion remains a baseline ...