I had to laugh at the title and subtitle of Meredith Broussard’s recent Atlantic piece:
Why Poor Schools Can’t Win at Standardized Testing
The companies that create the most important state and national exams also publish textbooks that contain many of the answers. Unfortunately, low-income school districts can’t afford to buy them.
Imagine how badly kids would do with no textbooks at all! Why, those Montessori kids must underperform even the low-income public-school kids…
The article is interesting. It just doesn’t make the point it professes to make.