What If Education Reform Got It All Wrong in the First Place?

Bill Raden, Pacific Standard, Mar 21, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes
files/images/MTI4NzYxNDYwMzM0NTY1ODU0.jpg

According to this article, "That’s the conclusion of a growing number of researchers who argue that 30 years of test scores have not measured a decline in public schools, but are rather a metric of the country’s child poverty and the broadening divide of income inequality." I have long cited data showing that socio-economic standing is the greatest predictor of education outcomes. For example, wealthier people can afford preschool, and "“You can see a big difference between students who have gone to preschool and who have not." And, "“It is definitely difficult to have a child come into kindergarten who’s never been read to,” Jones explained. “And it’s not that they haven’t been read to because their parents don’t want to—it’s just when you’re a single mom and you’re working four jobs, it doesn’t always work out that way.”

Views: 0 today, 128 total (since January 1, 2017).[Direct Link]
Creative Commons License. gRSShopper

Copyright 2015 Stephen Downes ~ Contact: stephen@downes.ca
This page generated by gRSShopper.
Last Updated: Oct 19, 2017 06:40 a.m.