Widening the Achievement Gap
Research indicates that the gap in standardized test scores between low-income students and their affluent classmates has grown nearly 40% since the 1960s. As the number of low-income children increases, so does the performance gap between them and their peers. Children who are not reading at a proficient level by 3rd grade may never catch up.
According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2013 Data Book, children from low-income households are at increased risk for failure to thrive in school. School Choice parents share several risk factors that work against their children’s ability to succeed.
Yet each of these parents make many personal sacrifices for their children's education. With the assistance of School Choice Scholarships each child in our program is able to remain in an environment their parent feels is safe, positive and challenging.