Journals Higher Education

Making Education Work for the Poor

The Potential of Children's Savings Accounts

Willliam Elliott and Melinda Lewis

  • Uses authors' personal stories to illustrate inequities in education system.
  • Features research conducted with a clear public purpose in mind, in order to increase the relevance and applicability of findings to public policy conversations.
  • Considers how research resonates with people's values and how the proposed policy intervention aligns with American ideals.
  • Discusses an opportunity pipeline that begins at or near birth and extends beyond graduation into young adulthood.
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