In a recent Education Week Commentary, economist Anthony P. Carnevale writes that high-achieving students from working families are often overlooked in American education. Students from affluent families benefit from active and involved parents, while children in poor families receive some help through programs such as No Child Left Behind.
One solution he proposes is to develop individualized standards for each child that will complement state, or even national, standards.
What do you think? Are students from working families often left out of education reform? What can be done at the federal level to help these students?
A version of this news article first appeared in the TalkBack blog.