Social Class Links 04/13/2013

  • Poor children do better in wealthy schools. Fascinating, since family structure, family vocabulary, family values, or other qualities of their home life presumably don’t change. Only the resources, teaching methods, and social capital available to them changes, and those things matter.

    ” The remarkable thing about economic integration, Kahlenberg says, is that it seems to improve outcomes for the poor without diminishing educational attainment among the rich. Christopher Winters, headmaster of Greenwich High School, says that the greater diversity of the population makes for a better educational experience for all students. The low-income population has nearly doubled in the past seven years at Greenwich High, and no parent, he said, has complained. “

    tags: social class

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