Factwalk: Achievement Gaphttp://www.factwalk.com/achievement_gapFacts, information and statistics on Achievement Gap.Common Core is "the latest educational gimmick" to close the racial achievement gaphttp://www.factwalk.com/1370The CCS is just one more in a long line of schemes cooked up to “close the gaps” and try to improve black and Hispanic school performance. Common Core promises national standards that are “robust,” “real world,” “aligned with college and work expectations,” and “evidence based.” It will use “best practices,” be “internationally benchmarked,” and promises to close the pesky racial achievement gap that 50 years of “best practices” have failed to close.2014-01-07 02:55:23A study that claimed to show that poverty impedes cognitive ability has been debunkedhttp://www.factwalk.com/1374A study that claimed to show that poverty impedes cognitive ability and was the subject of a popular Huffington Post article has been debunked. "A reanalysis without dichotomization of income fails to corroborate their findings and highlights spurious interactions between income and experimental manipulation due to ceiling effects caused by short and easy tests."2014-01-07 03:40:40