Socioeconomic Status Privilege
SES in Relation to Education
-Research indicates that children from low-SES households and communities develop academic skills more slowly compared to children from higher SES groups
- Initial academic skills are correlated with the home environment, where lowliteracy environments and chronic stress negatively affect a child’s preacademic skills.
- The school systems in low-SES communities are often underresourced, negatively affecting students’ academic progress
-Children with higher SES backgrounds were more likely to be proficient on tasks of addition, subtraction, ordinal sequencing, and math word problems than children with lower SES backgrounds
-A nationwide study of American kindergarten children, 36% of parents in the lowest-income quintile read to their children on a daily basis, compared with 62% of parents from the highest-income quintile
-Children from low-SES environments acquire language skills more slowly, exhibit delayed letter recognition and phonological awareness, and are at risk for reading