From the Capitol: Community Makes the Grade

Here’s an interesting post from someone who recently attended one of Stand for Children’s discussions on the Achievement Gap.  Don’t forget that Portland has an upcoming meeting on 11/30, 6:30-8:00 at Concordia.

The blog’s author talks about the idea that struggling schools and students don’t just need money (or maybe don’t need money at all?) but really need mentors and community involvement.  I’d argue that the money and the community involvement really do go hand in hand and that struggling schools need both.  I think it was Jonathan Kozol who said that no one argues that wealthy private schools are being flooded with money and that it doesn’t make a difference…but that this is argued for our struggling public schools all the time.

But this blogger has a point — money without the proper supports from an engaged community will go nowhere.  So, PDXers, what do you think?

From the Capitol: Community Makes the Grade.

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