Students in public housing do worse

Nov. 24, 2008
Study says public-housing residents score lower and are more likely to drop out

New York City children who live in public housing perform worse in school than students who live in other types of housing, according to a study by New York University researchers. The study found that students living in public housing are more likely to drop out of high school and less likely to graduate in four years than those who do not live in public housing. It also showed that fifth graders living in public housing did worse on standardized math and reading tests than fifth graders who lived elsewhere.

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