Poverty or public education: Which is to blame for failure?
September 9, 2011 § Leave a comment
Many education reformers have become convinced that fixing failing public schools is the best, perhaps only, way to revive places like Camden, NJ. But in Camden, even great teachers face obstacles that are difficult to overcome. Increasingly, educators and experts are questioning the reformers’ tactics and asking whether the single-minded focus on schools has become an excuse to avoid the hard work of addressing poverty.