Does College Still Work?

Author Paul Tough’s new book argues that the system just isn’t as fair as it should be

Katie Couric
Sep 12, 2019 · 6 min read
Paul Tough’s new book ‘The Years That Matter Most’ takes a hard look at college.

Every parent hopes to give their kids the best opportunities possible — and for many, that might mean higher education. A college degree is commonly regarded as one of the most reliable ways to level the playing field and ensure that those with talent and drive get the…