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- That fear grows with the rising number of U.S. schoolchildren in poverty, and the growing achievement gap in school between them and their wealthierrs. For example, in the Netherlands, schooling accounts for 58 percent of the achievement gap between rich and poor.. - The United States is above the middle of the pack, with 37 percent of the achievement gap between rich and poor explained by differences in curriculum. Some systems, such as Iceland and Greece, are better at educating poor kids, with less than 20 percent of the rich-poor gap attributable to schooling.. - But a body of recently published scholarship suggests that the achievement gap between rich and poor children is widening, a development that threatens to dilute education 's leveling effects. It is a well-known fact that children from affluent families tend to do better in school. Yet the income divide has .How American schools are making inequality worse. The Conversation, . Study: Schools Exacerbate Growing Rich-Poor Achievement Gap U.S. News World Report, . Schools exacerbate the growing achievement gap between rich and poor, a 33-country study finds. The Hechinger .

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