This recent article on The Atlantic website (August 28, 2013), by Sarah Garland points to the difficulties in closing the–now widening–achievement gaps in an era when our income disparities are increasing. It’s not that race is becoming less of a determinant so much as that income is becoming more determinative, and the achievement gap between the top income quintile and the rest is widening.
When Class Became More Important to a Child’s Education Than Race
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