29% of the highest-achieving low-income students ultimately complete college; 30% of the lowest-achieving high-income students do so.
First of all, way to go young people! Showing up is how you get your issues addressed. Ever notice that the 60+ folks get pretty much whatever they want from the government? It's because they always vote. Now it's your turn at the table.
Now that we've made a choice, let's think about what this means for education policy (again, I know, but it's good to see this from a variety of sources), from the good folks at ontheissues.org.
Barack Obama on Education (ontheissues.org)
(the emphasis on out-of-school learning is making us hopeful around here)