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The Myth Behind Low-Income, High-Achieving Students

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The Myth Behind Low-Income, High-Achieving Students

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Caroline Hoxby studied the achievement rates of American low-income students. She revealed that there is a much higher number of low-income high-achieving students than original reports accounted for.

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