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The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

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Jun 14 2021
The Education Trap: Schools and the Remaking of Inequality in Boston

For generations, Americans have looked to education as the solution to economic disadvantage. Yet, although more people are earning degrees, the gap between rich and poor is widening. The Education Trap delves into the history of this seeming contradiction, using the city of Boston as a test case. Even as Boston spent heavily on public schools the first decades of the twentieth century,  the shift to more educated labor had negative consequences—both intended and unintended—for many

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