Sunday Dialogue - Improving Our Schools - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in education
readers' reactions to the previous editorial talking about how poverty hurts testing scores in USA.
Research shows that increasing testing does not increase achievement. A better investment is protecting children from the effects of poverty, in feeding the animal, not just weighing it.
I truly believe this.
The environment in which a child grows up affects their ability to learn significantly.
We need to address the poverty problem in America.