I was a poor kid in a rich kid class (gifted program, which imported the smartest kids from all of the local private schools).
They stuck us all in a school literally in the middle of the 'hood.
I'm just going to come right out and say BULLSHIATE.
All the rich kids, became lawyers, doctors, artists and engineers (including poor me! Except I had no money so they only thing they'll let me engineer is software).
All the poor kids: some never graduated, most in jail or just out of jail, some have okay jobs (the smarter ones) and punch their clock go home and watch hockey and drink beer.