Editorial: Labor Day a reminder that education means economic mobility

Published: 01 September 2013 10:12 PM Updated: 01 September 2013 10:18 PM Consider the timing of Labor Day, which is celebrated each year just as schools are getting down to business. Economic mobility and educational achievement are joined at the hip, especially in the modern workforce. But that connection is sometimes overlooked whenever we pause each September to celebrate the role that work, including physical labor, plays in our society.

The link between work and schooling has the potential to reshape families and their destinies. The more education a student can get, including a four-year degree, the more he or […]