The Education Equality Project’s Fast Facts are based on the idea that what gets measured gets done.
For far too long we have lacked the necessary data to track and understand the breadth, depth, and complexity of the education achievement gap. Luckily, that is changing. Today we have more information about success and failure in public education than ever before, helping us to better understand and solve the achievement gap.
Under good teachers, for example:
Research suggests that a good teacher is the single most important factor in boosting achievement, more important than class size, the dollars spent per student, or the quality of textbooks and materials.
On average, Fast Facts says, low-income students are two years behind middle-class students.