A poverty, education crisis in the U.S.By:Gabby tardif
Editorial summary lead: "The latest results of the Program for International Student Assessment — which measures the knowledge and skills of 15-year-old students in math, reading and science — were released last week, and once again Finland is near the top. True, this time students in Asia claimed many of the top spots. But Finland's system remains one of the world's highest-performing, with its universal preschool program, site-based management and dislike of standardized testing often cited for its success."
My single item lead: Kids test scores in the U.S. are going down because of poverty.
WHO: this editorial was about students in the U.S. and how we can help with poverty in education. Kids struggle everyday with not a great lifestyle and that can sometimes take there minds off education. WHEN: This editorial was writen on December 10, 2013 so the number of poverty students could have increased or decreased.
Why: We are trying to get better education for the kids that don't have a lot of money and are in poverty. Poverty has grown by 40% in the Midwest and 33% in the south from 2001-2011.
What: Around 25% of children are living in poverty in the U.S. A study has shown that poverty is the best predictor of college attendance and completion. Some kids don't have the money they need to go to a good college.
Where: This article is talking about poverty in America. How: We need to work together to help and resolve this problem.
Concluding statement from editorial: The point is this. America can still work. If not in Washington, then in Tennessee, Atlanta and anywhere else people decide to get serious about a problem.These two new studies about child poverty tell us that the time is now.
My concluding statement: We don't have time to waste. We need to make a change about these schools and try to give students the best shot they can have.