After-school programs may help compensate for schooling inequities, boost academic performance, and narrow achievement gaps. However, participation remains low among disadvantaged youth. What is the cause of their low participation rates? Will increasing access among disadvantaged students lead to more equitable academic outcomes? And if so, how much?
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