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How We Can Strengthen Schools Serving Low-Income Children

Education Week

Changes in the American economy pose enormous challenges for America's public schools and the dream of socioeconomic mobility for low-income families. By upgrading the skills required by hundreds of middle-class occupations, technology has increased what the nation asks of its schools. At the same time, growing income inequality has affected where families live and how much money they can spend to nurture their children's abilities. These changes have placed great strains on America's decentralized approach to public education, particularly in schools serving large numbers of children from low-income families.

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