You Can’t Educate Kids Out Of Poverty

The truth is our public schools have been asked not only to educate children but also to solve many of the ills that the larger society either cannot or will not fix. I am speaking of issues directly related to poverty.

— Arlene Ackerman, in a letter to The Washington Post after she withdrew her name from the “Rhee-Klein manifesto”.

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Socioeconomic status — not the value-added assessment of the teacher or the principal’s evaluation of the teacher — is what correlates with student achievement as shown in the research.

Here’s some data to back this up from Stephen Krashen:

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