What You May Have Missed
By Mercedes White, Deseret News
Published: Sunday, Nov. 18 2012 10:10 p.m. MST
Although policymakers and educators are trying to reduce income-based achievement gaps, new evidence suggests the spread between the rich and the poor is growing. Since the 1960s, the achievement gap between high-income and low-income students has grown by 40 percent, according to a 2011 study by Sean Reardon of Stanford University.
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