Along the socioeconomic spectrum in New York City’s student population, there is a corresponding vocabulary gap for children beginning in kindergarten.
Education isn't only what happens in the walls of the classroom. So many times parents assistance is the critial factor in making the formal education 'stick.' This was the most jarring statistic fro this article: children of professionals hear 32 MILLION more words by age four than the poorest kids. That is not inconsequential.
Via Seth Dixon