Item: News Digest for February 10, 2022

Education gap between rich and poor growing:
Several recent studies suggest that education gaps between rich and poor students are growing, from elementary school through college. The studies also show that race-based gaps are narrowing. “We have moved from a society in the 1950s and 1960s, in which race was more consequential than family income, to one today in which family income appears more determinative of educational success than race,” said Stanford University sociologist Sean F. Reardon.