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An analysis of federal data shows that students who are white, Asian or from a higher socioeconomic background are more likely to perform better academically, compared with black, Latino or students from low-income households, regardless of their academic abilities. The report from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says, "[A] child from the bottom quartile of socioeconomic status who has high test scores in kindergarten has only a three in 10 chance of having a college education and a good entry-level job as a young adult."

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