Saturday, July 16, 2011

It’s Poverty, Stupid

More evidence, as if any were needed, that the main impediment to educational achievement is poverty, a problem for which, I hardly need add, there is no political will whatsoever to discuss much less solve. Things are getting worse, unemployment is high—structurally, permanently, very likely—and the disparities of income and wealth are growing. Meanwhile, the problem isn’t even on the agenda of either party. No wonder the so-called school reformers want to blame teachers for everything.

More from Professor Marder here and here.