This may or may not be news to some of you, but it turns out that rich kids are better prepared for school than poor kids. The article goes into how the wealthy in America have gotten richer quicker than the poor in America over the last few decades and how this income gap directly relates to performance in schools.

The point being that rich families spend more money on educational resources — tutoring, prep courses, engaging home environments — than poor ones.

What’s even more interesting is this: Family income is now a better predictor of children’s success in school than race.

My research suggests that one part of the explanation for this is rising income inequality. As you may have heard, the incomes of the rich have grown faster over the last 30 years than the incomes of the middle class and the poor. Money helps families provide cognitively stimulating experiences for their young children because it provides more stable home environments, more time for parents to read to their children, access to higher-quality child care and preschool and — in places like New York City, where 4-year-old children take tests to determine entry into gifted and talented programs — access to preschool test preparation tutors or the time to serve as tutors themselves.