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Poor students with poorly educated parents more disadvantaged in US than other countries

from The Huffington Post

Intuitively, a child's academic performance is likely higher if he or she has highly educated parents, and lower if the child has less educated parents. A new report confirms that's true, but reveals that American children of poorly educated parents do a lot worse than their counterparts in other countries. For the Pew Economic Mobility Project's report, "Does America promote mobility as well as other nations?," researchers in 10 countries analyzed socioeconomic advantage as a function of parental education. They found that a child's economic and educational status is more affected by parental education than in any other country studied. more

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