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3) Limited Schooling - Poor children are less likely than rich children to complete high school, enter college, and complete advanced degrees. - A key part of educational inequality involves tracking, the practice of placing some students in college-bound (“academic”) tracks and others in job-oriented (“vocational”) tracks. - Although the stated goal of tracking is to educate children according to their academic aptitude, research suggests that school personnel typically label poor children as less able; as a result, they are taught by the worst teachers, in the most crowded classrooms, and learn by rote rather than by creative problem solving. 4) Uncertain Work and the Working Poor - Some poor people (e.g., children, the elderly, and the disabled) can not work. But for those who can, jobs are hard to find. According to government statistics, 40%
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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