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School rating system is a measure of poverty, not success

School rating system is a measure of poverty, not success

Thank you for your editorial, (“Maryland's school rankings tell us what we already know — your education depends on where you live,” Dec. 4). The new scoring system for our schools is just another measure of poverty, not success. Let’s consider, for example, the reliance on standardized test scores. Going into the scoring, Baltimore City and other poorer jurisdictions were already at a disadvantage we would not be able to overcome. But it’s not that our kids are not learning; it’s that the measures we are using punish poverty.

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