The Best of Our Knowledge
2:00 am
Wed February 26, 2014

The Best Of Our Knowledge #1223

TBOOK #1223

Four or five decades ago, a college education wasn't worth that much.  Sure, getting a degree opened a lot of doors and many parents encouraged their children to continue their education...but there were plenty of well paying jobs waiting for people with a high school diploma, or less. Today, that's not nearly the case.

Credit Harvard Education Press

Today on the Best Of Our Knowledge, we'll talk to the authors of the new book "Restoring Opportunity - The Crisis of Inequality and the Challenge for American Education"...and find out why the value of a college degree has skyrocketed since the 70s.

We’ll also spend an academic minute finding out the connection between poverty and marriage.