The Limits of School Reform By JOE NOCERA
"Yet the reformers act as if a student’s home life is irrelevant.. . .What needs to be acknowledged, however, is that school reform won’t fix everything. Though some poor students will succeed, others will fail. Demonizing teachers for the failures of poor students, and pretending that reforming the schools is all that is needed, as the reformers tend to do, is both misguided and counterproductive."