How Public Schools Can Fight Back Against Inequality

Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane, The Atlantic, February 2014

Rising income inequality over the past 40 years has imposed a double burden on schools serving low-income children. First, the technological changes and globalization that have fueled inequality have also increased the skills required for good jobs—which means that schools need to teach higher-level skills if their graduates are to secure jobs that pay middle-class wages. And second, increasing income inequality has led to residential changes that have concentrated poor children in one set of schools and higher-income children in another. But these programs are doing a good job of educating low-income students...

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/02/how-public-schools-...

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