The Education Gap: What are we going to do about it?

Today’s New York Times has an interesting article: “Education Gap Grows Between Rich and Poor.” Highlights:

  • One “study that found that the gap in standardized test scores between affluent and low-income students had grown by about 40 percent since the 1960s.”
  • And this: “Another study, by researchers from the University of Michigan,[found that] the imbalance between rich and poor children in college completion — the single most important predictor of success in the work force — has grown by about 50 percent since the late 1980s.”
Where I teach, I think we are doing something about it. As students, you may not agree; as future parents and teachers, you might. E-mail me what you think. (Yes, credit may be awarded for eloquent responses.)