QOD: NJ's Economic Achievement Gap

New Jersey School Boards Association on the impacts of poverty on student achievement (Star Ledger):
“Overall New Jersey’s students performing well on nationwide measures of academic progress, but when one digs deeper, a troubling statistic becomes apparent: a persistent economic achievement gap,” the association’s executive director Lawrence Feinsod said. “Poverty is no friend to academic achievement. Neither should it be an excuse for allowing children not to succeed.”