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Student Achievement

The Achievement Gap: A Useless Measure?

By Catherine Gewertz — December 15, 2009 1 min read

Narrowing the performance gaps between poor students and wealthier ones, and among students of various ethnic and racial groups, has been a key goal of education reform. But is it misguided?

That’s what Washington Post columnist Jay Mathews argues in a provocative column today.

I would love to hear what you all have to say about this. So I’m going to just step out of the way and wait for you to say it.

A version of this news article first appeared in the High School Connections blog.