Sink school

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A sink school is a school that is noted for its underachievement.


The reported causes for the emergence of sink schools vary. It includes admission codes wherein some schools get a privileged access to the most gifted potential students,[1] funding inadequacies,[2] or unsuitable curriculum.[3]

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  2. ^ Potts, Patricia (1995). Equality and Diversity in Education. p. 27.
  3. ^ Smith, Emma (2012). Key Issues in Education and Social Justice. p. 41.