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Can Poverty Completely Explain Poor School Outcomes?

Richard Whitmire | Posted 09.16.2012 | Education
Richard Whitmire

The class action lawsuit the ACLU announced last week against both Michigan and a tiny Detroit area school district for failing to educate its own children raises this question: Can schools ever compensate for the ills of poverty?

Respect Is the Cornerstone of Teaching

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

These reformers' fatal flaw was revealed by their ridicule of former Superintendent Clifford Janey for claiming that teachers contribute only about 13 percent to the average child's academic progress.