Connecticut’s outstanding public education system is undermined by its achievement gap crisis.
Many of Connecticut’s public schools are among the best in the nation but the massive achievement gap between wealthy and poor towns is a crisis of epic proportions in this state and across the country.
However, the corporate education reform movement would have us believe that America’s education system is failing. In fact, here in Connecticut, corporate funded charter school front groups are quick to condemn Connecticut’s public schools en masse.
Their false news rhetoric is beyond inaccurate, it is downright disgraceful and misleading.
Connecticut does have a severe academic achievement gap which is a result of the extreme poverty that is preventing many children from reaching their potential.
But by nearly every measure, Connecticut’s public schools excel compared to those in most other states.
The scores Connecticut’s students received on the 2015 NAEP scores tell the story.
As the United States government explains, the “National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what America’s students know and can do in Connecticut’s outstanding public education system is undermined by its achievement gap crisis. - Wait What?: