Its finding report that not only does later crime decrease, but it is an investment that pays off both in terms of the cost of education as well as the cost to society.
However, at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation reports, these are exactly the children that are underserved in American schools. Here are the terrifying numbers about how low income talented students fall behind:
• In elementary and high school, lower-income students
neither maintain their status as high achievers nor rise into the
ranks of high achievers as frequently as higher-income students.
> Only 56 percent of lower-income students maintain their
status as high achievers in reading by fifth grade, versus
69 percent of higher-income students.
> While 25 percent of high-achieving lower-income
students fall out of the top academic quartile in math in
high school, only 16 percent of high-achieving upper-income
students do so.
> Among those not in the top academic quartile in
first grade, children from families in the upper income
half are more than twice as likely as those from lower-income
families to rise into the top academic quartile
by fifth grade. The same is true between eighth and