Abstract

Have your parents ever told you that you should be glad you can go to school – that kids in some other countries are not so lucky? Well, this is true, but it leaves out the fact that even in the U.S. not all children have the same opportunities in the educational system. Black and Hispanic students are especially likely to go to very poor schools which offer lower quality education than richer schools. These students often achieve less during their school years than their peers in richer schools, without it being their fault. 

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Summary of research
Researchers wanted to know which students are most at risk of getting a lower quality education and how racial and ethnic segregation in U.S. public schools is linked to school poverty.
Reading level
Scientific field
Key words
Scientific methods
Type of figure
AP Environmental science topics
IB Biology topics
Location of research
Scientist Affiliation
Publication date
October 2020

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