Published by Hartford Courant, December 27, 2010
Agenda 2011 Goals: End the achievement gap, get A’s on nation’s report card
This state does well in schooling better-off suburban children. But it fails low-income children, who are mostly concentrated in city schools. Poor students in the fourth and eighth grades in Connecticut score three grade levels below their more comfortable peers — the worst achievement gap in the nation — even though this state is among the highest per-pupil spenders in the nation.