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