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Barshay, J. (2019, September 23). An analysis of achievement gaps in every school in America shows that being poor is the biggest hurdle. Retrieved September 25, 2019.

Higher poverty rates — not racial segregation — drive achievement gaps in schools, according to a report released today by researchers at Stanford University. “Racial segregation matters, therefore, because it concentrates black and Hispanic students in high-poverty schools, not because of the racial composition of their schools, per se,” the study’s authors write.