Should Schools Promote the Success Sequence? Why or Why Not?

November 21, 2018

To what extent, and in what way, should school leaders, civil rights advocates, and policymakers address family culture? Ron Haskins and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution identified the “Success Sequence” as a way out of intergenerational poverty, where only 2% of U.S. adults who graduated from high school, maintained a full-time job, and has a children after they were 21 years old lived below the poverty line and roughly 71% ended up in the middle class or above. The John Hopkins Institute hosted an event on the topic to discuss whether schools should promote the “Success Sequence.”