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Achievement Gap

Rich Kids and Poor Kids Are Being Taught Different Things And That Accounts for One Third of America's Achievement Gap

Jill Barshay of The Hechinger Report highlights a study of 33 countries, including America, that shows that what is (or isn't) being taught in schools is directly contributing to achievement gaps between rich and poor students. The evidence shows that a wealthy student is far more likely to be taught more challenging content than a poor student.
A recent study examined how much of the achievement gap in math between rich and poor 15-year-old students can be attributed to what material the kids are learning in school, and it found, across 33 countries, that schools are teaching rich kids vastly different math content than poor kids. The researchers calculated that this educational content difference accounts for a third of the achievement gap, on average.

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