Monday, March 09, 2009

Poverty and Potential: Out-of-School Factors and School Success

New paper by David Berliner. Nicely done summary of the effects of non-school issues on school performance.


Unknown said...

This study, along with the report on homeless children in America and President Obama's speech on education made for a potentially transcendent week in public education:

Ben said...

Thanks for the link to a great article! This study really does raise interesting questions about how schools are used in America to address issues that are left unresolved on the outside. I'd love to try a discussion with my students about inequalities in our society and about how we frequently attempt to address those differences through the educational system. I imagine it would make for an interesting debate and would serve to get the kids thinking about education and the weightier issues of poverty, equality, justice, and class.

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