You can now read 10 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

The Boston Globe

Nation

Education gap between economic classes is growing

The larger role of class in academic success surprises

GALVESTON, Texas — ­Angelica Gonzales marched through high school in Goth ­armor — black boots, chains, and cargo pants — but undermined her pose of alienation with a place on the honor roll. She nicknamed herself for a metal band and vowed to ­become the first in her family to earn a college degree.

‘’I don’t want to work at ­Wal-Mart’’ as her mother did, she wrote to a school counselor.

Loading comments...

You have reached the limit of 10 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week