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Children have the right to receive a quality education, but concerns about county disparities in school funding, facilities, and resources exist. This is known as the "zip code effect". Because high school STEM classes require lab space, materials, equipment, and specialized teachers, disparities in school funding can impact students who want STEM careers.
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Hicks, Riley E. and Gonzalez-Espada, Wilson, "Are Gender and Social Disparities Associated with STEM Persistence in Kentucky Colleges?" (2023). 2023 Celebration of Student Scholarship - Poster Presentations. 3.
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