The Incredible Shrinking Incomes of Young Americans – The Atlantic
In many families, these are years of raising young children, paying for child care and preschool, finding time for reading and conversation and play that translate into success in school.
Even in professional jobs, wages have fallen.
“Since the Great Recession struck in 2007, the median wage for people between the ages of 25 and 34, adjusted for inflation, has fallen in every major industry except for health care.”
Working-Class Perspectives | Commentary on Working-Class Culture, Education, and Politics
Sherry Linkon reflects on teaching at a working class college (where I also used to teach) and now at a more elite school.
“For working-class and poverty-class students, college often feels like a site of struggle, while elite students see it as a stage for performance, and that distinction matters when I think about the value of my work as a teacher”