The Danger of Telling Poor Kids That College Is the Key to Social Mobility

This is an interesting article. However, I’d take a little issue with the idea that the path kids take are solely a result of what purpose of education they are “sold” by the education system. It is also the result of the different risk levels the various classes can afford as a consequence of their relative wealth. If you have a passion for, say, Medieval European Literature which has a low potential financial payoff and requires post-graduate study to advance in that field, the risk you take pursuing that major is very different if you come from a poor background vs a wealthy one.