Friday, September 7, 2007

Poverty study

Report: Schools can't solve poverty alone
School quality has a minimal impact on closing the achievement gap between low-income and advantaged students, according to a new report for U.K. charity Joseph Rowntree Foundation. "What this means is that if you simply looked at factors which varied from one school to another -- there would not be that much difference in educational performance. Looking at children's social background had much more of an impact," said Donald Hirsch, author of the report. BBC (9/6)

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