Marketplace AM for March 30, 2005
As high-school seniors eagerly await their college acceptance letters during the next few weeks, many parents are dreading the huge tuition bills to follow. With the way many scholarships are awarded these days, it's getting tougher for families of more modest means to get their kids into the classroom. Marketplace commentator Robert Reich explains in this edition of The Public's Business.
There's a well-established link between poverty and education levels. But what about poverty and language? Researchers in Santa Ana, California, are looking into that connection. Work and Family correspondent Sarah Gardner explains why immigrants are being encouraged to talk to their kids... any way they know how.