Disparities in success among students from varying socioeconomic backgrounds and communities have long been attributed to the resources available to them from schools and their families, the Huffington Post reports. But a new report suggests that while home and institution are factors, inequalities in education also reflect differences in the resources that children can identify and secure for themselves in the classroom. According to a study released today from the University of Pennsylvania, children from middle class families ask their teachers for help more often and more assertively than children from working class families. As a result, middle...

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