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Document Number: 8989

Democracy for Some: The Civic Opportunity Gap in High School - In a study of high school civic opportunities, the authors found that a studentís race and academic track, and a schoolís average socioeconomic status (SES) determines the availability of the school-based civic learning opportunities that promote voting and broader forms of civic engagement. High school students attending higher SES schools, those who are college-bound, and white students get more of these opportunities than low-income students, those not heading to college and students of color. (Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement...


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