Welcome to the Education Blog of Carla Ranger - Former District 6 Trustee - Dallas Independent School District - DISD
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Does poverty matter?
Friday, March 30, 2012
"The debate in public education over whether - or how much - poverty
matters in the achievement of all kids continues to rage. For example,
Peter Meyer's recent piece in
EducationNext is criticizing the persistence of what he calls "the
poverty myth." At the same time, a discussion of America's poor
standing on PISA and TIMMS international test rankings led me to this article by
Mel Riddile of the National Education of Secondary School Principals.
Riddile has parsed the date to expose a fascinating detail. When
American schools with less than 25% poverty are removed from our
international test data, America ranks number one in the world in math
and science. Thus, he argues that the significance of poverty is no
myth and it matters a huge deal. Additionally, Corey Bower's workat Ed Policy Thoughts exposes another side to the gaps and the realities of poverty in education."