#CommonCore, kids in Bed-Stuy will be able to compete in the same global economy as kids in wealthy suburban districts....
Silly me: I actually read stuff, so I was thinking maybe poverty and racism and inequity and poverty and poverty and poverty and poverty had something to do with the differences in outcomes between kids in Bed-Stuy and the "wealthy suburbs."
Thank goodness StudentsFirst has come along and disabused me of such nonsense!
Clearly, narrowing the curriculum to the two domains of the Common Core - math and language arts - is GREAT for poor kids! I'm sure those kids in Bed-Stuy will pick up the social capital suburban kids gain from a wide variety of learning experiences... somewhere. Because Common Core is sure to magically wipe away the hidden curriculum found in our "no excuses" urban schools! After all: "high standards" are so much more important than adequate funding...
Dear lord. How do these people sleep at night?
Oh, I sleep great, Oprah!
One more graph, just for you folks at StudentsFirstNY:
ADDING: Oh, my sweet, sweet lord:
If you "raise the bar," as the metaphor is commonly understood, you're saying kids can clear it; they can jump over it, like in high jumping or pole vaulting.
So we really don't want the kids to "hit it," do we?