Saturday, February 11, 2012

Classes:  Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor

It is a well-known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school. Yet the income divide has received far less attention from policy makers and government officials than gaps in student accomplishment by race.

Now, in analyses of long-term data published in recent months, researchers are finding that while the achievement gap between white and black students has narrowed significantly over the past few decades, the gap between rich and poor students has grown substantially during the same period.

For much more, see Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Say by Sabrina Tavernise, February 9, 2012 at NYTimes.com.

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