Income Inequality Producing a New Kind of Achievement Gap
Study looks at the data and possible explanations for troubling trend
FOR DECADES, ONE of the big concerns in public education was reducing the achievement gap between white and minority students, and especially African-American students. Those efforts have paid off with a steady narrowing of the gap. During die same period, however, income inequality has been steadily increasing; the result has been gaps between students from high-income and low-income families that are far wider man those between ethnic groups.
New research is delving deeper into die reasons behind the income achievement gap, which shows few signs of narrowing at a time when income inequality continues …
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Publication information: Article title: Income Inequality Producing a New Kind of Achievement Gap. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: American Teacher. Volume: 96. Issue: 5 Publication date: May/June 2012. Page number: 7. © American Federation of Teachers Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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