Chart: Perpetuation of American Class System

Little know and even less discussed is that, contrary to one of our nation’s founding myths, transgenerational economic class mobility is lower in the US than it is in several European “socialist” countries.

Higher education for our increasingly knowledge-based economy is the primary means of intergenerational economic mobility, but access to elite education and the funding of quality public schools is all getting worse for children of the American working class.

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