New census data reveals that children of higher income parents are much more likely to attend pre-kindergarten, which might help perpetuate their familial wealth.
Research suggests that children who attend pre-k fare better later in school and in their careers. By making early childhood education contingent on a parents’ wealth, we’re giving rich kids a big leg up. But we’re also making it more difficult for low-income parents to work. If a child isn’t in school, someone has to take care of them. Sometimes that’s a daycare program. But for families without access, it probably means a mother has to stay home, taking time off from the workforce, and setting back her future career.
Read the whole post at The Atlantic.