On 4-4-09, after a few brief comments by DC School Chancellor Michelle Rhee, TFA Co-founder Whitney Tilson delivered a calm, cogent, compelling, data-packed talk explaining why the Achievement Gap exists. It was brilliant!
Here are a few of his most damning slides:
STAGNANT EDUCATION FOR OVER 30 YEARS
LONGER KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL THE WORSE THEY GET INTELLECTUALLY
WHILE U.S. EDUCATION STAGNATES
AND THE MOST DAMNING FACTS OF ALL:
THE KIDS WHO STRUGGLE ARE ASSIGNED TO THE WORST TEACHERS