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Does a child from a wealthy family do better in school than one in a low income household?

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Started: 2/20/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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RxTechLA

Pro

Does a child fare better in school depending on their family's income level?
dsjpk5

Con

No, family income doesn't affect how kids perform in school, and I can prove it: Kwasi Enin, who's family came here from Africa, was accepted to all eight Ivy League schools. His SAT was in the 98th percentile, despite coming from a poor background. [1]

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Since I was the only one who made an argument, I should be awarded argument points by default.

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Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by madness 1 year ago
madness
Maybe those that come from slightly wealthier parents, think they can just skip through life and have everything handed to them on a plate.
Posted by KeithRoberts 1 year ago
KeithRoberts
I would say they normally do, because wealthy people live in areas that have better schools, better teachers, and the students that hang around the child will have a different outlook on school than the low income child.
I gave presentations in high schools and the difference between the kids at lower income school vs the higher income school was obvious. You could just tell by the way they acted and the types of questions that were asked told me that it is night and day.
Posted by PhilosophicalUmbreon 1 year ago
PhilosophicalUmbreon
It's certainly not definitive but sure there is reason to suppose those with higher incomed parents succeed more than those with lower.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro just asked a question, which is not an argument. Con made an argument w/ a source.