2020 Feb 26, 2:25pm
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This is a good article to have in your back pocket for debates.
In the case of math proficiency, however, in San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Oakland, the gaps between middle- to upper-income black and white students is actually larger than it is between lower-income white and black students. In other words, despite the familiar talking point that poverty is the primary obstacle to educational opportunity, these particular progressive cities actually do a better job of helping low-income black students close the gap with their white counterparts in math than they do with higher-income black students.