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  •  That's part of it as well. (7+ / 0-)

    The key point in the data is the differences in development during the school year vs. the summer vacation.  The household environment matters, yes, but if it were merely that then you'd expect to see the difference happen during the school year as well as over the summer.  But poor children outperform their rich classmates during the school year; it's during the summer when the poor children's learning stops (or actually slips), while the wealthy children learn at the same pace (or even a bit more) as during the school year.  It adds up to an extra two years of school by the time they graduate high school, and that's a huge edge.

    Good morning! ::hugggggggggs::

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