A poverty, not education, crisis in U.S. – O. Thomas

Thomas, Oliver. “A poverty, not education, crisis in the U.S.”  Opinion.  USA Today.  December 10, 2013.  Retrieved from: http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/12/10/education-poverty-international-student-assessment-column/3964529/

The worldwide PISA test scores were released last week which measure 15 year olds in math, science and reading.  The author digs through the numbers a little deeper.

Here’s one data point worth remembering. When you measure the test scores of American schools with a child poverty rate of less than 20%, our kids not only outperform the Finns, they outperform every nation in the world.

According to an Education Week Student in October of 2013, 50% of America’s Public School Students live in poverty.


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