Income, More Than Ethnicity or Culture, is Driving Achievement Gap

Image credit: The Economist

NPR Broadcast: Talk of the Nation – 02/13/2012

Amy Wilkins,Vice President for Government Affairs and Communications, Education Trust
Frederick Hess, Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute

The achievement gap between black and white students has narrowed significantly over the past 50 years. The gulf between rich and poor students, however, has widened dramatically. Several studies suggest that family income serves as a better predictor of school success.

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