Education and the income gap. – L. Darling-Hammond

Darling-Hammond, Linda. “Education and the income gap.” Washington Post – The Answer Sheet.  April 27, 2012. Retrieved from:

Stanford University Education Researcher Linda Darling-Hammond, dispels the myth that America’s schools are failing by further analyzing the data surrounding student poverty.

There is another story we rarely hear: Our children who attend schools in low-poverty contexts are doing quite well. In fact, U.S. students in schools in which less than 10 percent of children live in poverty score first in the world in reading, out-performing even the famously excellent Finns.

In high-achieving countries like Finland and Singapore, strong social safety nets ensure that virtually all schools have fewer than 10 percent of their students living in poverty.


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