Is college helping students prepare for professional life or reinforcing the SES?
Post-secondary education is not, in fact, functioning to dissolve long-standing class hierarchies. There are various ways of examining these trends, which I’ve outlined below. However you look at it, the cultural and political implications of the deepening of the income achievement gap are profound.
Wow. Maybe college isn’t teaching students what they need for professional life. Maybe instead college is just reinforcing socioeconomic class structure and widening the gap between those with means and those without.