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Opinion: The Good News About Educational Inequality

The enormous gap in academic performance between high- and low-income children has begun to narrow. Children entering kindergarten today are more equally prepared than they were in the late 1990s.

Sean F. Reardon, Jane Waldfogel and Daphna Bassok possibility that school readiness gaps have narrowed because it is easier now for poor families to find high-quality, publicly funded preschool programs for their children.