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Feds should take greater role in funding education for poor students

A study that divided U.S. schools into cohorts based on poverty found that non-poor U.S. children performed quite well. American schools with less than 10 percent of students living in poverty scored best in the world for nations with a similar poverty profile. International scores of American schoolchildren did not start plummeting until poverty climbed to significant levels.