It's good to be rich.
A study funded by the Pew Charitable Trust finds that about two-thirds of children with average math scores and low-income parents never go to college, but nearly two-thirds of high-income kids with average math scores do go to college:
At Think Progress, charts reveal the extent of the inequities.
"The truly amazing thing to me is that parental income isn't just crucial in getting to college, and getting through college -- its effects linger on, basically, in perpetuity. One of the most remarkable findings from the Pew Charitable Trusts' Economic Mobility Project is that a child from a family in the top income quintile who does not get a college degree is more likely to wind up in the top income quintile himself than a child from a family in the bottom income quintile who does get a college degree (see here -- PDF)."
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