#23 Taking the Luck Out of Education with Jim Shelton and Rebecca Winthrop

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Our first episode of the year features Jim Shelton and Rebecca Winthrop to bring you a macro-level view of education and access. We also find out the underlying challenges that may give us clues to answer the question: how do we take the luck out of education?

This two-part episode begins with some of the different facets that contribute to inequality and the second part will look at what we can do to make sure that every young person, regardless of their background, is able to pursue their education.

Jim Shelton is the former Head of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s Education division, and also the former Deputy Secretary of the United States Department of Education. You can follow Jim on Twitter @JIMSEDU, and find out more about CZI here: chanzuckerberg.com/

Dr Rebecca Winthrop is the Senior Fellow and Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Brookings Institution. You can follow Rebecca on Twitter @RebeccaWinthrop, and find out more about Brookings here: www.brookings.edu/center/center-fo…ersal-education/

This episode is narrated by WISE Words co-producer, Vesta Gheibi.