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Gap in Teacher Quality Falls Along Income Lines

Public school teachers in the nation's wealthiest communities continue to be more qualified than those in the poorest despite a federal law designed to provide all children equal educational opportunity.

Preliminary data released by the Department of Education show that in 39 states, the chance of finding teachers who know their subjects are better in elementary schools where parents' incomes are highest. The data show that's also the case among middle and high schools in 43 states.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-26-teachers-poor_x.htm

Published Friday, May. 5, 2006

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Gap in Teacher Quality Falls Along Income Lines

Preliminary data released by the Department of Education show that in 39 states, the chance of finding teachers who know their subjects are better in elementary schools where parents' incomes are highest. The data show that's also the case among middle and high schools in 43 states.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2006-04-26-teachers-poor_x.htm

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