Sean Reardon has done the nationwide research on the extent to which the achievement gap in education has widened based on differences in income.Here's the abstract (with some key points highlighted):In this chapter I examine whether and how the relationship between family socioeconomic characteristics and academic achievement has changed during the last fifty years. In particular, I investigate the extent to which the rising income inequality of the last four decades has been paralleled by a similar increase in the income achievement gradient.
The difference between rich and poor is becoming more extreme, and as income inequality widens the wealth gap in major nations, education, health and social mobility are all threatened. Widening wealth disparity affects every part o... Read Post
THE HIGHER EDUCATION BUBBLE AND THE ONE-PERCENTERS: On Campuses, the Income Gap Widens at the Top. “Within the world of private higher education, there are a handful of college presidents who earn considerably more than professors o... Read Post