Poverty And Report Cards
Last updated 9/12/2018 at 3:48pm
The state of North Carolina has released its school report cards for last year, and once again the report cards reveal there is a direct link between poverty and academic growth and achievement. In fact, poverty is easily the single greatest variable when it comes to predicting whether or not a school or school system is performing well or poorly.
The state government itself has publicly stated the connection. Part of the state’s executive summary states, “Schools with a higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students earned fewer As and Bs, and more Cs, Ds, and Fs.”