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Marc Sims Host Just A Few Questions Marc Sims was born, raised, and resides in the city of Chicago Illinois. https://anchor.fm/marc-sims marcsimschicago@gmail.com

Monday, April 15, 2019

Goal: Every student reading and writing at the least at their grade level.

In a perfect world every child would attend “the best” preschool,  elementary school, and high school. Even in that ideal world of equally resourced public schools would not produced equal educational outcomes. However no student should struggle in school reading and writing below grade level. Concerned individuals have to demand that government and philanthropic resources are directed to help poorly performing students succeed in school.

Marc Sims

The dirty little secret about education writ large; relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
A 3rd grade reading level is a strong predictor of college completion. Relative performance though out life tends to be remarkably static.
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Children who don't learn to read by the end of third grade are likely to remain poor readers for the rest of their lives. 

"The family is more important in improving schools than the schools themselves."


Can you accomplish educational equity within segregated schools? 
You just cannot find a school that was able to do it. What we're being asked to do was impossible.
Nikole Hannah-Jones

Only 7% of the student achievement gap is driven by teachers?

93% of the public school student achievement gap is due to parent income and neighborhood  poverty.

C-SPAN video: The Teacher Wars: A History of America’s Most Embattled Profession.

Watch the whole video or just move the time bar to 12:20

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