Suburban Education Gap

A great new article in the Wall Street Journal came out today on the suburban education gap. A little snipet …

Compared with big urban centers, America’s affluent suburbs have roughly four times as many students performing at the academic level of their international peers in math. But when American suburbs are compared with two of the top school systems in the world—in Finland and Singapore—very few, such as Evanston, Ill., and Scarsdale, N.Y., outperform the international competition. Most of the other major suburban areas underperform the international competition. That includes the likes of Grosse Point, Mich., Montgomery County, Md., and Greenwich, Conn.

Highly recommended!   http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444223104578041181255713360.html?mod=hp_opinion

 

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