MPR's Tom Weber reported this morning that black students in Minnesota and across the U.S. are scoring better in both math and reading than they were before, but it's not enough better to close the national achievement gap between black and white students. Check out the feature audio, and then add your comments here.
Like healthcare and taxes, issues regarding education are simply inescapable in our society! But it seems like we can never really fix education, for a number of reasons, admittedly most hearkening back to money and budgeting. We could open more schools, hire more teachers, provide students with more materials...
What's your opinion? What do we need to do to close the achievement gap? Are we on the right track? Will we ever achieve educational equality?
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