Public Education’s Biggest Problem Keeps Getting Worse

By Valerie Strauss
Published October 17, 2013, at the Washington Post’s Answer Sheet blog

Public education’s biggest problem just keeps getting worse. No, it’s not “bad” teachers or “bad” students or “bad” parents or “bad” principals. It’s this, from this story by my colleague Lyndsey Layton: “A majority of students in public schools throughout the American South and West are low-income for the first time in at least four decades, according to a new study that details a demographic shift with broad implications for the country.” Read the story.