From San Francisco Examiner, December 2019.
Look all over the country and the story of urban education is consistent. There is an achievement gap that is as predictable as the sun rising in the east and setting in the west. Schools with a majority African-American and Latino student population have higher teacher turnover rates, students facing adverse family conditions which affect the learning process, higher rates of chronic absenteeism, and lower proficiency rates on English Language Arts and Math scores.
That seems to be the case everywhere except John Muir Elementary school in San Francisco’s Western Addition.
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