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Pulling Back the Meritocracy

Pulling Back the Meritocracy Veil When it comes to student achievement, private schools and public school statistics can measure up quite differently. But in addition to looking at SAT scores, graduation rates, and college matriculation, it's also important to look at the full picture of the students. Public schools may trail private school performance, but they face greater challenges with students' special needs, language unfamiliarity, and lower socio-economic status. Public School Pziyate School AVG. TUITION AVG. TUITION $0 $8,549 NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS A 28 THOUSAND NUMBER OF INSTITUTIONS A 91 THOUSAND NUMBER OF STUDENTS A 5 MILLION NUMBER OF STUDENTS A 48 MILLION 74 percent non-Hispanic White 58 percent non-Hispanic White 10 percent Black 20 percent Hispanic 9 percent Hispanic 16 percent Black 6 percent Asian/Pacific Islander 4 percent Asian/Pacific Islander 1 percent American Indian/Alaska Native 1 percent American Indian/Alaska Native LIMITED ENGLISH AVERAGE AVERAGE QUALIFY FOR AVERAGE AVERAGE LANGUAGE QUALIFY FOR LIMITED ENGLISH FREE OR REDUCED- GRADUATION MATRICULATION PROFICIENCY MATRICULATION GRADUATION FREE OR REDUCED- LANGUAGE RATE TO A 4-YR COLLEGE PRICE LUNCHES TO A 4-YR COLLEGE RATE PROFICIENCY PRICE LUNCHES 81% 40% 42.9% 8% 94% 67% 27.4% 11% 1. GOOD + University of Phoenix-

Pulling Back the Meritocracy

shared by Hyperakt on Nov 17
There is much we can learn about the challenges of educating today's youth by comparing public school and private school data. We see that while private schools statistically perform higher academical...





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