On Sep 6, 2012, at 4:44 PM, Paul Tanner <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Paul, my point regarding "1950" was to pick a date before "The Gap" became >> popular and political... > ... >> My point was that prior to what has transpired, it seemed reasonable to look >> to educators to improve education. But with the data we have now it seems >> that what remains is out of educator's reach. Look at those charts. Is it >> not obvious that the gains to be had in the early days was simply getting >> kids into school? And I am not dumping on educators, I am only saying that >> the issues behind the distribution in scores we see are not issues that >> educators can address. >> >> Bob Hansen > > With this above you have not in the least addressed what your argument > and position actually says.
My position is that the issues currently affecting student performance are not addressable by educators. They are extracurricular. People are starting to see that and connect the havoc to that.