Research Library

The student-directed messaging on this site has been developed with representative and ongoing input from employers all over the country and is grounded in significant research from leading national and international organizations.

We are grateful to these top-notch researchers, and their organizations, whose work formed the foundation for the message students need to hear.

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Title Author
America's Forgotten Middle Skill Jobs Harry Holzer, Robert Lerman
What's It Worth? The Economic Value of College Majors Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, Michelle Melton
The New York Times
Anthony P. Carnevale and Steven J. Rose
Anthony P. Carnevale, Jeff Strohl, Nicole Smith
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Achieve
Anthony P. Carnevale, Nicole Smith, Jeff Strohl
Georgetown University
Po Bronson
John H. Bishop
Cornell University
Steven McMullen
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
U.S. Department of Education
Jay Matthews
Washington Post
It’s Time to Tell the Kids:
If You Don’t Do Well in High School,
You Won’t Do Well in College (or on the Job).
James E. Rosenbaum
Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University
The Center for Public Education
The Center for Public Education
Daniel Henderson
Department of Economics
State University of New York at Binghamton
Education Trust
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
National High School Center
Uri Treisman
University of California-Berkeley
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Educational Testing Service (ETS)
National Center on Education and the Economy.
Clifford Adelman
U.S. Department of Education
American Educator
James E. Rosenbaum
Institute for Policy Research
Northwestern University
Achieve, Inc.
Michael Cohen, President
Anthony Carnevale
Education Testing Service
Chrys Doherty, Lynn Mellor and Shuling Jian
National Center for Educational Accountability
White Paper
U. S. Department of Education
Anthony P. Carnevale and
Donna M. Desrochers
Education Testing Service