Op-Ed: To Close The Achievement Gap, Don't Lower The Bar
January 10, 2013
Florida and Virginia adopted new academic standards for students based on race and ability — refocusing attention on the U.S. achievement gap. In a piece in the Miami Herald, syndicated columnist Leonard Pitts argues that lowering the bar is not the way to fix the education system.
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