Academic Achievement Can Open So Many Doors

By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark To perhaps risk the ire of educators across the nation, we should ask, ‘Is academic performance really important? And if so, why?’ On its surface, these may seem like absurd questions for anyone in the education biz. Our initial reaction should be, ‘of course it is important.’ But can we give a reason for our answer? The reason is, the apogee of doors. Academic performance opens doors. And conversely, a lack of academic performance tends to close doors. Even slam them. Without a strong academic showing, equity becomes much harder to achieve. In reality, […]

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