Maya Iskandarani



Prof. explores whether colleges have created more equality or made things worse in new book

The richest one-fifth of American households makes more than half of the country’s income. The poorest one-fifth makes less than four percent. Have American colleges played a role in the country’s widening income inequality? The Chronicle’s Maya Iskandarani sat down with Charles Clotfelter, Z. Smith Reynolds professor of public policy studies and author of a new book, "Unequal Colleges in the Age of Disparity," to find out. This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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