In “Don’t Mind the Gap”, we speak with Dr. Nelson Flores, Associate Professor of Educational Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, about the so-called 30 million word gap.
Here is a good starter post about the topic by Dr. Flores on his blog, Educational Linguist.
Here is a link to the Sperry et al. (academic) article that has reignited the mainstream “language gap” conversation.
Finally, here is a recent article from Education Week about how we must move beyond “deficit models” of low-income families and/or families of color that claim “that poor families and families of color don’t talk to, play with, or stimulate their children in the right ways and thus should be taught.”
P.S. You can (and should) follow Dr. Nelson Flores on Twitter.