Chart of the day

Chait’s fabulous post on Paul Ryan’s inability to actually grapple with inequality as it actually exists in America (as opposed to in his Ayn Rand-ian alternate universe) is well worth extended excerpts here.  And maybe I will.  For now, though, this chart he links to really gets to the heart of the matter:

In short: the low-testing rich kids are just as likely to graduate from college as high-testing poor kids.   That’s just a depressing indictment of the role of wealth in America.



About Steve Greene
Professor of Political Science at NC State

One Response to Chart of the day

  1. Russell says:

    Test scores have always been a poor indicator of success or real educational achievement. Lest scrap them, and use the saved money to make tuition cheaper.

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