jonathan lovell's blog

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“It’s the poverty stupid!”

There is every reason to keep reminding everyone you can reach, over and over again, of this fundamental truth: there is NOTHING that the introduction and implementation of the Common Core State Standards will do to reduce the achievement gap. If anything, the wholesale testing that will overwhelm us all in the spring of 2015 will serve to dramatize and illustrate our increasing “achievement gap.” See my one blog entry at for a discussion and analysis of this very question.

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