Another article outlining the alarming “gap” between affluent and “poor” students. As an educator, it has always frustrated me that we continue to try to “fix” a 16 year old that is behind instead of putting solid programs in place at an early age (birth to 5 years). These need to be inside and outside of the education arena. These have to happen if we are able to truly ensure that EVERY child is prepared and is afforded equal opportunities. I know what we are doing in LP to do our part. There is so much more that can be done at the regional, state, and federal level.
While I will always advocate safety and crime free neighborhoods first….this article address a fundamental problem that the U.S. faces when compared to every other developed nation. It comes down to priorities and treating the cause instead of the symptom.