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No Excuse

Don’t blame poverty for poor reading skills

May 12, 2014
Parkersburg News and Sentinel

Educators and public officials in West Virginia are often too willing to use poverty as an excuse for poor performance by our students. The most recent report in which West Virginia performed miserably was a national assessment in which students sampled from 13 states were compared. Mountain State high school seniors placed dead last in reading, and were tied with Tennessee students as worst in math.



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