Bruno Manno on Opportunity to Rise and Social Mobility

Key Points

  • Mobility has to encompass more than economics… it has to also include social mobility. The future of success lies in relationships

  • We must guide students on the best path, not always the official one.

Bruno Manno Opportunity to Rise

This episode of the Getting Smart Podcast is a part of our New Pathways campaign. In partnership with American Student Assistance® (ASA), The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Stand Together and the Walton Foundation, the New Pathways campaign will question education’s status quo and propose new methods of giving students a chance to experience success in what’s next. 

On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast Tom Vander Ark is joined by Bruno Manno, a veteran of education philanthropy and editor of a new collection of essays, The Opportunity to Rise: Rethinking K-12 Education Pathways to Social and Economic Mobility.

Opportunity pluralism, I think, is a way of reframing it and talking about multiple pathways to opportunity.

Bruno Manno


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