“Duncan needs to deliver the message that all our students deserve not only access to an education, but access to an excellent education. He needs to repeatedly remind us that, when it comes to school improvement, it’s poverty not stupid.”
Good article that has information that shows the relationship between poverty and poor test scores. The table showing how the USA ranks on the tests when poverty is accounted for is eye-opening. Educators should look at this and arm themselves with this information so they can argue effectively with those who blame teachers for the supposed breakdown of education in America.