Researchers: Social class often determines academic achievement

08/31/2009 | Ottawa Citizen (Ontario)

Students' social class -- typically determined by family income, education and occupation -- is the biggest indicator of how they will perform in school, according to Canadian researchers. Studies show that students with less-educated mothers were less likely to be considered ready for kindergarten, and students whose parents had post-secondary degrees were more likely to go onto college than other students.

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