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Rich Vs. Poor: The New Segregation Students Face Today

In classrooms today in America children are experiencing their own gap among themselves. The gap between rich students and poor students is evident in the fact that schools do not accommodate those who are not lucky to have the same resources as their classmates and are put at a disadvantage. With this disadvantage placed upon the classrooms it further widens the gap for poor students to escape poverty.

Schools exacerbate the growing achievement gap between rich and poor, a 33-country study finds - The Hechinger Report

This article highlights the gap between rich kids and poor kids in the U.S. compared to other countries in the world

Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor, Studies Show - The New York Times

The widening achievement gap between affluent and low-income students has received less attention than the divide between white and black students, which has narrowed significantly.

How School Taught Me I Was Poor | Teaching Tolerance

Teaching Tolerance provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school. Educators use our materials to supplement the curriculum, to inform their practices, and to create civil and inclusive school communities where children are respected, valued and welcome participants.

Teaching Poor Students: How to Make It a Prestigious, Desirable Career | American Federation of Teachers

School A is in a middle-class neighborhood—with all that implies. School B is in a poor one, with crime, gangs, overwhelmed parents, many children with behavior and academic problems, broken buildings, bureaucratic demands—and salaries that are lower than at School A.

"A Tale of Two Schools"

AJE spent a day in the life of two U.S. high school students on both sides of the education divide. Here's their story in their own words.

Why Do Rich Kids Do Better Than Poor Kids in School? It’s Not the “Word Gap.”

Why do rich kids end up doing better than poor kids in school? Of late, one common explanation for this has been the “word gap,” or the idea that poor children are exposed to significantly fewer words by age three than their wealthier peers.

Even Good Schools Aren't Closing The Gap Between Rich And Poor Students

Students from disadvantaged backgrounds are as more than 18 months behind their peers by the time they leave school - and education is doing little to close the gap, according to a new study.

How One Woman Reinvented School To Combat Poverty

This superintendent showcases the various ways she helped to combat poverty in her schools and help not only students but their families as well.

What Can Schools Do to Address Poverty? | Edutopia

Schools can address poverty through teaching social justice, offering equal academic opportunities, and discreetly providing school supplies, snacks, clothes, and other basic necessities.

I was a poor kid at a wealthy private school. It gave me social mobility, but also a sense of shame | Education | The...

Scholarships at private schools might be highly sought after, but they cause otherwise progressive people to support institutions that maintain structural inequality in society