Want to raise student achievement & ensure more kids are ready for careers/college? Make sure they come to school well-fed & healthy. The time for trendy, data-driven “ed reform” is over. When 25% of American kids live in poverty or experience food insecurity, focusing on teachers as the sole factor in a kid’s academic performance is blinkered and punishing for both teacher and student.
Judith Warner: Why Are The Rich So Interested in Public School Reform? | TIME Ideas | TIME.com
Thinking structurally about social ills, rejecting excessive individualism for community-based, it-takes-a-village-style responsibility, has been out of favor in America for a long time. In education reform, what’s been in style instead is vilifying teachers and their unions. For some schools, makin…