Cost isn't the main factor in low-income education gap

June 21, 2007

The education gap between students with low and high income backgrounds does not seem to change in provinces with lower tuition fees.  “It’s not the provinces with the highest tuition fees that have the biggest gap between income groups,” according to Youth In Transition, a national survey.  84% of the education gap is attributed to factors such as academic performance, parents' level of education, and parental expectations – only 12% is attributed to financial limitations.  The Ottawa Sun