Monday, December 12, 2011

The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education

We can talk about race and gender in America, but class? Never. It's the one big remaining taboo.


The Unaddressed Link Between Poverty and Education - NYTimes.com

NO one seriously disputes the fact that students from disadvantaged households perform less well in school, on average, than their peers from more advantaged backgrounds. But rather than confront this fact of life head-on, our policy makers mistakenly continue to reason that, since they cannot change the backgrounds of students, they should focus on things they can control.



1 comment:

Kevin Scheunemann said...

The focus should be on how the education establishment has failed-despite practically unlimited funding!

42% HS graduation rate at MPS!

The problem is not the idea of educaton, its the idea that education can be effectively run by government!