Update 2: Weeks 3-4

When I first started my project, I was worried I wouldn’t be able to pin down a focus: I didn’t even know where to start. However, by diving into the Swem research databases and allowing one intriguing article to lead me to another, and another, my research took on a comfortable flow. Now, after a […]

Update #1: Understanding and Overcoming Educational Inequality

It has only been a week and a half since I began my research, but already, I feel both overwhelmed and exhilarated by all that I have learned about educational inequality. I began my research by investigating educational inequality at a macro level, researching how national policies and structural barriers make it difficult for students […]

Abstract: Socioeconomic Status and Barriers to Academic Achievement

Growing up with a low socioeconomic status puts children at a disadvantage from the outset of their academic experience, which can have serious implications for their success later in life. Equalizing educational opportunity, then, is crucial for giving all people the tools they need to succeed in life and be contributing members in society. I […]