Spreading the wealth, education-style

, Allie Winegar Duzett, Leave a comment

Underperforming schools have been closing in Chicago. The results are still open to discussion, but one writer at NBC Chicago reports:

Just six percent of kids at schools that were shut down were re-assigned to significantly better schools, the study by the Consortium on Chicago School Research says. Those students did improve academically, suggesting that perhaps the city’s best schools should be reserved for students who need them most instead of those with the most clout.

Which reminds me–why don’t we start giving laptops to people who “need them most”? Or those expensive graphing calculators? Why not just redistribute the best of everything to those who need them most?

Just a thought.

Nothing like spreading the wealth, education-style.

Allie Winegar Duzett is an intern at the American Journalism Center, a training program run by Accuracy in Media and Accuracy in Academia.

*Blog entries by interns reflect their personal opinions only and not that of Accuracy in Academia.