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«The Dynamics of Opportunity in America»





The Labor Underutilization Problems of the Nation's Young Adults (16–29) in 2013–2014Moving ForwardMobilizing an Engaged CitizenryStandards-Based Reform Arrives on the Federal AgendaObservations from 60 Years of Equity Reforms: There Are No Silver BulletsElite Discourses of Inequality and OpportunityThe Legacy of the PastSet a Long-Term Goal for Intergenerational MobilityThe Importance of Title IHidden Unemployment Rates Among WorkersSocial InstitutionsAppendix: Members of the Opportunity in America Advisory PanelA Very Brief History of Social IndicatorsDefining Apprenticeship and Explaining Its AdvantagesThe Future Politics of Inequality and OpportunitySectoral Training/Career Pathway ProgramsTaking Education, Training, and Labor Market Interactions into AccountThe 1978 Reauthorization of ESEASome Policy SuggestionsPrefaceFour Decades of Segregation and PovertyReagan Faces Reversals: Hawkins-Stafford Bill of 1988The Problems of Hidden Unemployment Among Workers in 2013–2014The Changing Race and Ethnicity of American ChildrenTheories that Assume Full EmploymentDefining the Educational Attainment and Household Income GroupsAre There Other Pathways to Labor Market Success Besides College?The Timing and Flexibility of Apprenticeship TrainingPoverty/Near Poverty Problems of the UnderutilizedImproving Opportunity Through Better Human Capital Investments for the Labor MarketBackgroundResource ModelsTargeted Strategies to Reduce Inequalities: Four High-Leverage ApproachesNAEP Score Gaps after 2000Lack of Constitutional Authority as a HindranceNo Child Left Behind: Its Trajectory Under George W. Bush and Barack ObamaInvesting in Human Capital: Why Does Postsecondary Educational Attainment Lag behind for the Poor?Indicators and the U.K.'s Social Mobility StrategyLet's Start with the ChildrenDevelopment of Free and Public Schools Through the Progressive EraDesegregationTransition 3: Preschool and Early Childhood Education (Ages 4–6)Building Public and Stakeholder Constituency for ImprovementRestoring Opportunity by Expanding ApprenticeshipThe 1980s and 1990s: Studying Actual Title I StudentsDevelop a 'Dashboard' of Annual Opportunity IndicatorsWhat Makes a Difference Early in Life?Some GeneralizationsTheory and EvidenceThe Birth LotteryPreschool InvestmentsAppendix 7E: Logistic Probability Model of Labor Underutilization for Labor Force Participants Under 30How Will We Know? The Case for Opportunity IndicatorsOpportunity Indicators for the U.S.: Four ProposalsGates and Gaps and the Life-Cycle ModelAssessing the Success of DesegregationThe Role of the PediatricianThe Federal Government's Agenda-Setting RoleEvaluating Funding Levels and FairnessObstacles in the NorthPrenatal and Early Parenting ProgramsDesigning Governmental Policy to Motivate and Support Improvement and EquityAnnual Earnings by Wage PercentileEvaluating Resource Levels and FairnessThe Dynamics of InequalityWhat About Earnings?What Policies Can Encourage Firms to Adopt Apprenticeship in the U.S.?Labor Underutilization Problems in the U.S. in 2013–2014All-American: Equal Opportunity as Egalitarian IndividualismThe Nation at Risk ReportPatterns and Trends of Middle-Level OccupationsWhat Is Opportunity?The Conundrum of the Federal Role in Common CoreTitle IX Bars Discrimination Against WomenEmpirical Trends in Wages and Compensation in the U.S.Adding Compensation to WagesStates and Districts Forced to Focus on New PopulationsNew Equity Issues Emerge in the 1970sLabor Underutilization Rates Among WorkersAppendix 7C: Logistic Probability Models Showing Effects of Demographics on Underutilization Rate of WorkersEducation Policy and Civil Rights in the Reagan AdministrationResources That MatterCongress as the Arena for Advocacy and CompromiseWages in the United States: Trends, Explanations, and SolutionsInvest in Data for OpportunityI Understanding Where We Are TodayFederalism and Inequality in Education: What Can History Tell Us?Quality and Equality in American Education: Systemic Problems, Systemic SolutionsThe Poverty Rates of Workers by Underutilization Status and Educational AttainmentExpanding High-Quality CTE and Work-Based LearningThe Challenges of Title I: The Early YearsWhat We Know about Early Influences on Health, Behavior, and Learning: A Very Brief ReviewIII Education and OpportunityAppendix 7D: Estimating the Probability of a Person with Given Background Traits Being Underutilized in 2013–2014Low-Income Problems of Workers by Labor Underutilization and Educational AttainmentExplaining the Rising Attainment Gaps among Disadvantaged StudentsIdentifying Labor Underutilization Problems across Education and Household Income Groups in the U.S.Bilingual EducationThe Foundation: A Quality School SystemAn Unequal PresentA National Arena of Education Policy: Common CoreUnemployment Problems Among Workers Across Education and Income Groups in 2013–2014Diagnosis and Prescription: What's behind Wage Stagnation and Earnings Inequality and What Can Be Done to Reverse It?Equality and Quality With the Common CoreMeasuring Fiscal Input as Well as Real Resource Equity and AdequacyGradientsGetting From Here to There: The Problem of Change at ScaleMoney Makes a Difference in ParentingIncome Problems of Underutilized Workers, 2012–2013Expanding the Federal Role in Education (World War II to the Space Race)The Federal RoleEnter Systemic EducationFrom Laissez-Faire to MonitoringPublic Beliefs About Inequality and OpportunityThe Widening Socioeconomic Divergence in the U.S. Labor MarketIII: Education and OpportunityReassessing the Federal RoleLong-Term NAEP: Trends and InterpretationsIV: Politics and the Road AheadTheories of Wage FormationEstimating Sensitivity of Resources to Funding Across DistrictsNAEP's Relation to Title IUsing the Gates-Gaps Metaphor to Examine Opportunity and Mobility Early in LifeBeyond School: Connecting Schools with Services and Institutions in the CommunityWhy Is Expanding Opportunity Important?Hourly Wage PercentilesPoverty and Privilege in Black and WhiteNeighborhoods and the Role of PlaceTransition 1: Prenatal and Family Birth StatusLeveraging and Strengthening Professional NetworksSegregation and the Divergence of Social WorldsPolitical and Policy Responses to Problems of Inequality and Opportunity: Past, Present, and FutureImproving College Completion RatesFamily StructureFederal Action Can't Do It AloneThree Eras in the History of the Federal Role in EducationAppendicesII: The Labor MarketTaking a Look at Other NationsThe Framework: Gates/Gaps/GradientsGates and Gaps TogetherNixon Seeks to Equalize ExpendituresThe Half-Truth About the Federal RoleMoney and School Finance ReformsParentingFindingsTransition 2: Life at Early Ages, Post-Birth but before Preschool (6 Months to 3–4 Years)Defining Labor UnderutilizationUnderemployment Problems Among U.S. WorkersLabor's Share of National IncomeSkill Requirements for Workers to Reach Middle ClassLesson Two: Piecemeal Reforms Leave Systemic Contributors UntouchedWeekly Earnings by EducationIncreasing Professional Accountability and SupportThe Five Factors That Determine Early DevelopmentRelationships Across Adequacy (Level) MeasuresWork-Based LearningAppendix 7B: Associations Between Educational Attainment/ Household Income by Gender and Race-Ethnic GroupsThe Role of ESEA in DesegregationTheories That Do Not Assume Full EmploymentExpanding Postsecondary Options with Labor Market ValueThe State RoleII The Labor MarketTrends in Labor Underutilization Rates Among Adults (16 and Over) by Educational Attainment and Household Income, 1999–2000 to 2013–2014Education, the Space Race, and MeritocracyRestraining the Role of Government: Focusing on the Long TermAppendix 7A: Labor Underutilization Rates by Gender and Race-Ethnic GroupsConditions for ChangeAdditional LegislationConceptions of Equity, Equal Opportunity, and AdequacyThe Era of Standards-Based ReformThe Present Era of Rising InequalityMobility: The Current PictureTheory: Conceptual IssuesPolicy ImplicationsBush Launches New Federal ReformsEconomic Inequality: Money Matters—A LotThe Reality of DelaysThe Dynamics of Opportunity in America: A Working FrameworkInequality in Hypersegregated AmericaSegregation, Race, and the Social Worlds of Rich and PoorAppendixCumulative Gaps?Federal Action to Desegregate K-12 Education in the SouthGates, Gaps, and Intergenerational Mobility: The Importance of an Even StartThe Creation of Free Public School Systems, 1840–1860The Changing Distribution of Educational Opportunities: 1993–2012The ChallengeThe Findings of Logistic Probability Models to Predict Labor Underutilization among Workers in 2013–2014Opportunity Equals Intergenerational Relative Mobility–1895: Expansion and ProfessionalizationBeginning SchoolBipartisan Initiatives and New ProposalsEducation of Children with DisabilitiesCareer and Technical EducationCreate a Federal Office of OpportunityDescription of the VolumeFederal Funding: A Final OverviewThe Postwar YearsNot a Straight EvolutionGeorge H. W. Bush and the Onset of ReformTitle I ImprovementsThe Three Income Inadequacy MeasuresIndicators and the Colorado Opportunity ProjectThe 'Progressive' Era: Redefining Equal OpportunityEnter Obama and DuncanLesson One: Implementation Dominates ImpactPreschool: The Importance of QualityEpilogue: Can Capitalists Reform Themselves?I: Understanding Where We Are TodayThe Numbers GameIV Politics and the Road AheadSigns of ProgressWhere Do the Schools Fit In?Vision of a More Equitable Education SystemImpressive Action Despite the OddsNear-Term Wage Issues
 
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