Chicago Education and Poverty Levels Tied Heavily to Race
(Latina Lista) — How much money will you make in a lifetime? The answer has a lot to do with how much time you’ve spent in school. According to the College Board, someone with a professional degree can expect to make nearly three times the amount of someone with just a high school diploma during their working years. In fact, every year of college beyond high school brings a rise in your average hourly wage. And with each year you complete, the gap widens. Someone with just one year of college will make 8 percent more per hour than with just a high school diploma. Six years of college means a 19 percent bump. So, it’s clear that more education generally means more money. But in Chicago, who gets educated has a lot to do with the color of their skin.