Source: US News
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics that studied more than 18,000 students across various races, ethnicities, incomes, and geographic locations, found that children from low-income families were participating in summer programs at much lower rates than those from middle and high-income families.
While 40 percent of middle and high-income students attended summer camps, less than thirteen percent of low-income students were attending educational programs during the summer.
By several other measures poor children were participating less in enriching activities than their middle-class and wealthy counterparts. For example, only 32 percent of poor children visited art galleries while 63 percent of middle class and wealthy students did.
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