Poverty, tracking, and the social construction of failure: International perspectives on tracking

  title={Poverty, tracking, and the social construction of failure: International perspectives on tracking},
  author={George Ansalone},
  journal={Journal of Children and Poverty},
  pages={20 - 3}
  • G. Ansalone
  • Published 1 March 2003
  • Education
  • Journal of Children and Poverty
Poverty in the United States, a report by the US Bureau of the Census, revealed that over 5 million US children under the age of 18 live in conditions of poverty. This statistic represents 20 percent of the total population of this age group and an increase of 2 million since the early 1970s. In the past, Americans have looked to education as a means of breaking the seemingly endless cycle of poverty. But rather than having experienced a facilitated transition to the middle class, less… 

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