Sunday, April 28, 2013

Oh, Happy Day! Research Shows It's Not the Schools


Please, everyone who cares about children and education, read this article by Sean F. Reardon from today's New York Times. For those of us who have been saying that there has not been a decline in schools and schooling over the past 40 years, this is good news indeed. It appears that it is about income and how that income is spent and, oh, by the way, the quality of child care and early education that young children get.

Now, everyone who has been bashing schools and teachers for the last decade, everyone who has advocated for stealing money from the public schools through vouchers and charter schools, please redirect your energies where they will do the most good - quality child care and outstanding early childhood education.

Here is the link to the article:  http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/04/27/no-rich-child-left-behind/?ref=opinion