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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 3 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . the higher the income of the test-taker's family, the better the chances for success."

Liberals will fix that!

They'll just take points from the rich and give them to the poor -- problem solved!

At least that'll have the virtue of being consistent with their deranged economic policy.

Salt Lake City, UT

Rich kids do better or smarter kids become rich? The statistics of this article are suspect.

Bronx, NY

@ Hemlock: Since you are talking about children who take tests while in high school, it is a fair bet that it is rich kids doing better - they really have not had much chance to become rich based on their own smarts.


I've long heard that SAT scores are correlated with a parent's income and educational levels.
Additionally, when we sought advice from our Professor in education father-in-law what to look for to find good schools he said "it is very simple, buy a home in the most affluent area you can afford."

My guess is that we are doing a "decent" job in educating white middle/upper middle/wealthy class students but that we are failing miserably in educating lower middle class and poor students. I think it takes a different skill set and resources to meet the educational needs of kids living in income-challenged circumstances. Things like smaller class sizes would have a greater impact on schools located in financially challenged areas. More support staff and community resources might make a difference too. I think "it takes a village" mentality would be hugely beneficial to those households.

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