My comment after this pathetic article.
Charters, choice, teachers, standards, blah, blah, blah. Our achievement gap is simply a measure of the opportunities we fail to provide children living in poverty.
The Wisconsin State Journal and other mainstream media outlets need to stop with the distractions. Start informing us about the concerted effort to privatize WI public schools. Ask what candidate will commit to equitably funding public schools. Ask the candidates if they have the courage to do away with racial and socio-economic segregation. Please do your job and ask the questions that matter and demand answers. And just in case the Wisconsin State Journal doesn't have reporters with the energy to do their job then look elsewhere.
There are stacks of books and journal articles that document the socio-cultural and economic contributors to the "achievement" gap. And there are plenty of people with the expertise who are more than willing to help readers understand that systemic racism, tortuous poverty, and 15 years of school reforms based on standards, tests, and punishments are the real reasons why public schools have a tough time meeting the needs of ALL children.
Stop printing petty distractions that just keep your comment section buzzing with ill-informed and ignorant bantering.
Ask our two candidates a simple question:
“Do you support Wisconsin’s promise (Please see WI Constitution) to provide for ALL children of this state an equitably funded system of public education?”
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