Linda Darling-Hammond

Teachers Make Handy Scapegoats, But Spiraling Inequality Is Really What Ails Our Education System

No shortage of ink had been put to paper pondering what it is that ails America's education system. We know that, on average, our kids' educational outcomes lag behind those of other wealthy countries, but why is that? But one of the core problems, if not the core problem, is only rarely discussed: the staggering, and increasing inequality that marks the American economy today.

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