Two Charts That Say It All

Schools Matter and SmallTalk both have charts today showing how the achievement gap seems to mirror socioeconomic status. This is not surprising; we have known this for generations. We have known that poverty is the cause of the achievement gap, not its most egregious symptom.

When will all those reformers who claim to want to use research-based curricula and pedagogy to close the gap actually look at the data? Here is some...

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