America’s achievement gap — made, not born? What a study of 30,000 students reveals about lowered expectations and poorer quality instruction for kids of color
Students of color consistently receive less challenging instruction and schoolwork than do their white and more affluent classmates, a new study has found, often leaving them unprepared for college even if they have received top grades. The report used extensive surveying of students, who wore vibrating watches that prompted them to take surveys during class....
By David Cantor | September 25, 2018
From voters to donors, education emerging as key issue in gubernatorial primary; While Newsom leads, Cox & Villaraigosa duke it out for 2nd place
In February 2015, barely three months after he was elected to a second term as California’s lieutenant governor, Gavin Newsom announced he would run for governor in 2018. The one-time mayor of San Francisco, where his dash and early support of gay marriage made him a high-profile hero on the left, raised millions for his...
By David Cantor | May 14, 2018
How education could shape the governor’s race in California: funding, accountability, charter schools
*UPDATED One lens into California’s size is its public education system. Six million children under the age of 18 attend public schools — including 600,000 in charter schools — while nearly 3 million students are enrolled in the state’s storied higher education system, which is still struggling to recover from decades of underfunding. The largest teachers...
By David Cantor | December 4, 2017