Equity in Education: Income and Race
Achievement gap can be easily associated with family income since children raised in wealthy homes are often provided greater opportunities for learning. Unfortunately, this difference can be missed if we focus mainly on race. A recent article by Moriah Balingit in the Washington Post brings to our attention the situation of low-income Asian children:
|Above copied from The Washington Post|
First, Balingit talks about the lawsuit made by Students for Fair Admission against Harvard University in which one particular student is highlighted:
"By most standards, Austin Jia holds an enviable position. A rising sophomore at Duke, Mr. Jia attends one of the top universities in the country, setting him up for success.
But with his high G.P.A., nearly perfect SAT score and activities — debate team, tennis captain and state orchestra — Mr. Jia believes he should have had a fair shot at Harvard, Princeton, Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. Those Ivy League colleges rejected him after he applied in the fall of 2015."
|Above copied from Pew Research Center|
“You see some Asians wearing Jordans. I’m wearing flip-flops.”