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December 2nd, 2011
Should schools alone be held accountable for student achievement?
What if schools didn’t have to work alone to improve student achievement? That was the question we asked in a recent article about the miserable state of public education in Camden, N.J., one of the poorest cities in the country, the Hechinger Report’s HechingerEd blog reports. Now, a study by Education Sector, a Washington, D.C.-based education policy think tank, delves further into the question of whether public schools should share responsibility for improving the academic outcomes of impoverished children. The argument is that non-school agencies–after-school organizations, public housing departments, local colleges and universities–should also be held accountable for student success…