Commentary: State must act to close achievement gap

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Boston Herald

Jul 27, 12:00 AM

Commentary: State must act to close achievement gap

Since 1993 — that’s 25 years — the state has promised to work on closing the achievement gap as part of its commitment under the state’s Education Reform Act. But that quarter of a century has seen little, if any progress, and the lack of action so far has set back a whole generation of poor and English-language learners who have survived but not thrived in a school system that ranks among the very best — yet places 48th in the nation in the achievement gap between affluent and low-income students. Shame on us.

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