Investing in public education earns high marks for greater upward mobility

    G Waleed Kavalec
    By G Waleed Kavalec

    "It's something we've long suspected, but this study really confirms that there's a strong link between the quality of the schools you go to and the opportunities you have later in life," said Stephan Goetz, professor of agricultural and regional economics, Penn State and director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. "The better your school, the better your economic opportunities."