NPR Hidden Brain – Schools And Mobility Connection

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Give a listen to this interview on NPR’s Hidden Brain. The sociological science behind neighborhoods, families, race, economics, and success in American schools is telling.

Hidden Brain – NPR
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Reminds me of the Waiting For Superman documentary and the cause and effect argument between bad neighborhoods and bad schools.

There’s a core belief embedded in the story of the United States: the American Dream. The possibility of climbing the economic ladder is central to that dream. This week we speak with Raj Chetty, one of the most influential economists alive today, about the state of economic mobility in the U.S. and whether the notion of the American Dream is still useful. For more information about the research in this episode, visit

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