Why American Kids Fall Behind

Or maybe we should say, “Why American kids who are poor fall behind.” There are many reasons, including the morally reprehensible way schools are funded, which inevitably leads to segregation by class and race and socioeconomic status. (Which adds up to the same thing, really.) Yesterday I was reading Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, so I […]

Not Such Good News

From Connecticut: Results from the 2008 ACT college admission test show that many Connecticut high school seniors are “appallingly” unprepared for college-level work, according to a state report. Of the 8,159 students who took the test, 35 percent of white seniors, 18 percent of Hispanics and 9 percent of African Americans were ready for college-level […]