Class difference

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This chart by the Economic Policy Institute shows that low-scoring students in the upper 25 percent income bracket have a slightly better chance of completing college than the high-scoring students in the lower 25 percent income bracket.

Click on High scoring low-income students no more likely to complete college than low-scoring rich students for the original report, including the chart.  Hat tip for the link and chart to The Deliberate Observer.

A recent report about a Texas honor student who was jailed for skipping classes illustrates the problems some low-income people face.  The reason the student missed classes was that she was working two jobs to support her younger sister, after their parents skipped out on them.

Click on Texas honor student jailed for missing too much school for the report.  Hat tip to The Agitator for the link.

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