It’s the schools, stupid

Crunching Pennsylvania numbers, Ken DeRosa concludes that poor kids who attend good schools — the 17.4 percent that meet or exceed the state proficiency average — do just as well in high-poverty schools as in low-poverty schools. The solution is not to move poor kids to affluent schools designed for middle-class students but to emulate schools, like KIPP, that have figured out how to educate low-income students.

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  1. And in the meantime, I’ve just invented a “round mobilility device”, which I call the RMD. It’s entirely unlike a “wheel”, and I anticipate that it will someday replace these primitive and silly “wheels”.

    /sarcasm off/

    Of course schools should emulate those that have had success educating like kids.