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«The Dynamics of Opportunity in America»





Family StructureWhat Policies Can Encourage Firms to Adopt Apprenticeship in the U.S.?Segregation and the Divergence of Social WorldsA Very Brief History of Social IndicatorsAppendicesIncome Problems of Underutilized Workers, 2012–2013New Equity Issues Emerge in the 1970sMoving ForwardCreate a Federal Office of OpportunityThe Conundrum of the Federal Role in Common CoreThe 'Progressive' Era: Redefining Equal OpportunityParentingHidden Unemployment Rates Among WorkersCongress as the Arena for Advocacy and CompromiseGates and Gaps and the Life-Cycle ModelThe ChallengeImproving Opportunity Through Better Human Capital Investments for the Labor MarketFederal Action to Desegregate K-12 Education in the SouthThe Challenges of Title I: The Early YearsThe Creation of Free Public School Systems, 1840–1860Targeted Strategies to Reduce Inequalities: Four High-Leverage ApproachesFrom Laissez-Faire to MonitoringIncreasing Professional Accountability and SupportThe Three Income Inadequacy MeasuresDefining Apprenticeship and Explaining Its AdvantagesPoverty/Near Poverty Problems of the UnderutilizedGeorge H. W. Bush and the Onset of ReformTransition 2: Life at Early Ages, Post-Birth but before Preschool (6 Months to 3–4 Years)Expanding Postsecondary Options with Labor Market ValueDevelopment of Free and Public Schools Through the Progressive EraThe 1980s and 1990s: Studying Actual Title I StudentsMobility: The Current PictureThe Numbers GameThe Problems of Hidden Unemployment Among Workers in 2013–2014The Federal RoleGradientsTaking Education, Training, and Labor Market Interactions into AccountSectoral Training/Career Pathway ProgramsEconomic Inequality: Money Matters—A LotElite Discourses of Inequality and OpportunityResource ModelsThe Legacy of the PastTitle IX Bars Discrimination Against WomenAnnual Earnings by Wage PercentileTaking a Look at Other NationsIndicators and the Colorado Opportunity ProjectAppendix 7C: Logistic Probability Models Showing Effects of Demographics on Underutilization Rate of WorkersAdding Compensation to WagesThe Dynamics of Opportunity in America: A Working FrameworkThe Federal Government's Agenda-Setting RoleOpportunity Indicators for the U.S.: Four ProposalsQuality and Equality in American Education: Systemic Problems, Systemic SolutionsIII Education and OpportunityExpanding High-Quality CTE and Work-Based LearningA National Arena of Education Policy: Common CoreConceptions of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and AdequacyI Understanding Where We Are TodayThe Half-Truth About the Federal RoleSome GeneralizationsFederal Funding: A Final OverviewTheory and EvidenceAppendixAppendix 7A: Labor Underutilization Rates by Gender and Race-Ethnic GroupsRestoring Opportunity by Expanding ApprenticeshipNixon Seeks to Equalize ExpendituresEpilogue: Can Capitalists Reform Themselves?The Findings of Logistic Probability Models to Predict Labor Underutilization among Workers in 2013–2014Beginning SchoolResources That MatterImproving College Completion RatesInvesting in Human Capital: Why Does Postsecondary Educational Attainment Lag behind for the Poor?Appendix 7D: Estimating the Probability of a Person with Given Background Traits Being Underutilized in 2013–2014How Will We Know? The Case for Opportunity IndicatorsRestraining the Role of Government: Focusing on the Long TermLack of Constitutional Authority as a HindranceThe Timing and Flexibility of Apprenticeship TrainingPrefaceIII: Education and OpportunityThe Changing Distribution of Educational Opportunities: 1993–2012Career and Technical EducationLeveraging and Strengthening Professional NetworksMeasuring Fiscal Input as Well as Real Resource Equity and AdequacyThe Labor Underutilization Problems of the Nation's Young Adults (16–29) in 2013–2014BackgroundFour Decades of Segregation and PovertyEstimating Sensitivity of Resources to Funding Across DistrictsWhat About Earnings?DesegregationThe Future Politics of Inequality and OpportunityBipartisan Initiatives and New ProposalsFederalism and Inequality in Education: What Can History Tell Us?Using the Gates-Gaps Metaphor to Examine Opportunity and Mobility Early in LifeLesson Two: Piecemeal Reforms Leave Systemic Contributors UntouchedThe Birth LotteryPolitical and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity: Past, Present, and FutureDevelop a 'Dashboard' of Annual Opportunity IndicatorsPublic Beliefs About Inequality and OpportunityReagan Faces Reversals: Hawkins-Stafford Bill of 1988Building Public and Stakeholder Constituency for ImprovementHourly Wage PercentilesLesson One: Implementation Dominates ImpactAppendix 7B: Associations Between Educational Attainment/ Household Income by Gender and Race-Ethnic GroupsThe Era of Standards-Based ReformImpressive Action Despite the OddsIndicators and the U.K.'s Social Mobility StrategyTitle I ImprovementsWhat Is Opportunity?Three Eras in the History of the Federal Role in EducationThe Role of the PediatricianDesigning Governmental Policy to Motivate and Support Improvement and EquityExpanding the Federal Role in Education (World War II to the Space Race)Weekly Earnings by EducationSet a Long-Term Goal for Intergenerational MobilityTheory: Conceptual IssuesEducation of Children with DisabilitiesWhat Makes a Difference Early in Life?Not a Straight EvolutionMobilizing an Engaged CitizenryInequality in Hypersegregated AmericaReassessing the Federal RoleSome Policy SuggestionsObstacles in the NorthPoverty and Privilege in Black and WhitePreschool: The Importance of QualityThe Postwar YearsNAEP Score Gaps after 2000FindingsLet's Start with the ChildrenII: The Labor MarketWages in the United States: Trends, Explanations, and SolutionsRelationships Across Adequacy (Level) MeasuresThe Five Factors That Determine Early DevelopmentNear-Term Wage IssuesII The Labor MarketTheories that Assume Full EmploymentEvaluating Funding Levels and FairnessWhat We Know about Early Influences on Health, Behavior, and Learning: A Very Brief ReviewIdentifying Labor Underutilization Problems across Education and Household Income Groups in the U.S.Enter Obama and DuncanUnemployment Problems Among Workers Across Education and Income Groups in 2013–2014Assessing the Success of DesegregationEmpirical Trends in Wages and Compensation in the U.S.Gates and Gaps TogetherPrenatal and Early Parenting ProgramsObservations from 60 Years of Equity Reforms: There Are No Silver BulletsTransition 1: Prenatal and Family Birth StatusLabor Underutilization Problems in the U.S. in 2013–2014Neighborhoods and the Role of PlaceAn Unequal PresentPreschool InvestmentsOpportunity Equals Intergenerational Relative MobilityEnter Systemic EducationIV: Politics and the Road AheadDefining the Educational Attainment and Household Income GroupsDiagnosis and Prescription: What's behind Wage Stagnation and Earnings Inequality and What Can Be Done to Reverse It?Conditions for ChangeAppendix: Members of the Opportunity in America Advisory PanelAll-American: Equal Opportunity as Egalitarian IndividualismBeyond School: Connecting Schools with Services and Institutions in the CommunityNo Child Left Behind: Its Trajectory Under George W. Bush and Barack ObamaThe State RoleMoney Makes a Difference in ParentingSkill Requirements for Workers to Reach Middle ClassThe Nation at Risk ReportTrends in Labor Underutilization Rates Among Adults (16 and Over) by Educational Attainment and Household Income, 1999–2000 to 2013–2014The Foundation: A Quality School SystemThe Importance of Title IEducation Policy and Civil Rights in the Reagan AdministrationTheories That Do Not Assume Full EmploymentDefining Labor UnderutilizationInvest in Data for OpportunityBush Launches New Federal ReformsThe Poverty Rates of Workers by Underutilization Status and Educational AttainmentThe Widening Socioeconomic Divergence in the U.S. Labor MarketBilingual EducationThe Present Era of Rising InequalityLong-Term NAEP: Trends and InterpretationsWhere Do the Schools Fit In?The Framework: Gates/Gaps/GradientsThe Dynamics of InequalitySigns of ProgressThe Changing Race and Ethnicity of American ChildrenTheories of Wage FormationGates, Gaps, and Intergenerational Mobility: The Importance of an Even StartEquality and Quality With the Common CorePolicy ImplicationsThe Role of ESEA in DesegregationEducation, the Space Race, and MeritocracyPatterns and Trends of Middle-Level OccupationsThe Reality of DelaysNAEP's Relation to Title ICumulative Gaps?Standards-Based Reform Arrives on the Federal AgendaSegregation, Race, and the Social Worlds of Rich and PoorExplaining the Rising Attainment Gaps among Disadvantaged StudentsLabor's Share of National IncomeAdditional LegislationLow-Income Problems of Workers by Labor Underutilization and Educational AttainmentI: Understanding Where We Are TodayEvaluating Resource Levels and FairnessAre There Other Pathways to Labor Market Success Besides College?Labor Underutilization Rates Among Workers–1895: Expansion and ProfessionalizationSocial InstitutionsMoney and School Finance ReformsFederal Action Can't Do It AloneUnderemployment Problems Among U.S. WorkersVision of a More Equitable Education SystemDescription of the VolumeTransition 3: Preschool and Early Childhood Education (Ages 4–6)IV Politics and the Road AheadThe 1978 Reauthorization of ESEAWhy Is Expanding Opportunity Important?Getting From Here to There: The Problem of Change at ScaleAppendix 7E: Logistic Probability Model of Labor Underutilization for Labor Force Participants Under 30States and Districts Forced to Focus on New PopulationsWork-Based Learning
 
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