David Pickler of APEF on Education and Engaged Citizenship
"The number-one challenge to public education has got to be poverty ... if you look at those districts that are struggling and those that are doing very well, it has an awful lot to do with the relative affluence, the relative wealth, of those communities, and can they get the resources that they need to be able to really give a great product for the children?"
9 out of 10 school-age children in the U.S. attend public schools. This year, 50-point-1 million students are going to public elementary and secondary schools. And even though there are many positives to report , many people believe that the state of our public education system has plenty of room for improvement.
A discussion with David Pickler, President of the American Public Education Foundation.
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