Millions of children still languish in low-performing schools, where they will never develop the skills or habits necessary to get into college or the military or succeed in anything but low-paid jobs. Most of them are from low-income families, many of them Black or Brown.
If you are a governor, legislator, education commissioner, or district leader who wants to help these children, what can you do? Is increased district “support” enough to generate significantly better outcomes? Not often, according to the research data.