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America's education gap is growing

There's more than just an economic gap between rich and poor families; there is also a growing education gap. When jobs go away in a state, a new study finds, college attendance goes down for children in poor families.

What it means: Education has traditionally been the great equalizer in American society. This study shows the poorest people don't just suffer in the immediate aftermath of a lousy economy - the next generation is affected as the education gulf widens as well.