New Pew Research Center data strongly suggests that we’re becoming a two-tier society — one in which who you become and how far you go depends almost entirely on who your parents are.

Pew’s survey shows that rich parents create busy after-school schedules and tend to coddle their kids, says Rana Foroohar while working-class kids are given fewer resources and less stroking—which, according to Pew, makes them more independent and closer to their parents but doesn’t help them to climb the socioeconomic ladder. In other words, the old adage, it’s not who you are but who you know, applies even as early as grade school.

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