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The other day I watched an excellent documentary called “180 Days: Hartsville”. It was about a school district in a small South Carolina town that, despite high poverty rates and low employment has turned into a success with a 92% graduation rate. 1,064 more words
Gerald Bracey’s article in Phi Delta Kappan from October 2007 is more than sufficient and accurate in its historical description of how “failing schools” came into existence in the newest of historical permutations of school bashing that this country has seen over the centuries! 601 more words
Ever since Sputnik ascended the heavens in 1957, education reforms have consistently failed to improve schools.
Why has there been no improvement? David Berliner offers an answer: Failure does not reside inside the schools. 556 more words
Decades of research indicate that poverty has a huge impact on student learning. According to professor emeritus Stephen Krashen of the University of Southern California, studies show that “more poverty means lower scores on all measures of school achievement.” Many studies show that poverty negatively impacts school performance. 635 more words