Blaming teachers and Common Core do not address poverty

Instead they are designed to distract
you from poverty and that’s because mitigating poverty sends resources and
money into classrooms and schools instead of to testing company and charter school
managers’ bank accounts.

Once again poverty is the number one
factor affecting education. Kids that live in poverty don’t do as well as those
that don’t and two things: over a fifth of our kids live in poverty and another
fifth just above it and when we control for poverty America’s international
test scores zoom to the top.

Until we address poverty we will
continue to spin our wheels in the mud and that’s undoubtedly what the teacher blamers and common core supporters want.

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