We’ve long known that funding schools through local property taxes perpetuates inequalities.
This new interactive map of poverty by school district makes clear how far those with the power to do so have gone to ensure that the resources available to the “haves” are kept from the “have nots”, even when it means creating school districts with no real relationship to geographic reality.
July 9, 2015
July 7, 2015
I’m discouraged when articles like this come out that declare that many First Generation students are academically underprepared, only to read that the study was done by the creators of the ACT test and the only measure used was ACT scores, not actual academic performance in college.
There’s intriguing evidence that the ACT offers only “trivial” value for predicting success in college.
So Kudos to the commenter who speaks as a former first generation student and now as their advocate who speaks of actual performance in college and supports that make a difference rather than simplifying potential for the complex work of navigating college to a single test score.