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Hidden Inequities: How Differences in Parents’ Income Play Out in Schools

April 25, 2017 1:40

Parents who earn $75,000 a year are more likely than parents at the low end of the income scale to volunteer in school, attend school meetings, or move so that their children can attend a better school, according to data gathered by Education Week. And that can make a difference for their children: Parents who speak up tend to get what they ask for.

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Coverage of how parents work with educators, community leaders and policymakers to make informed decisions about their children’s education is supported by a grant from the Walton Family Foundation, at waltonk12.org. Education Week retains sole editorial control over the content of this coverage.

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