Hmm... That is very compelling! I wonder if the oft-assumed correlation between education levels and poverty could be associated on this map.
In a related observation, I'm a bit saddened to see that the author considers the "USA" and "America" to be synonyms; it's disappointing to see that the "America" depicted here only includes one of the countries in America. Sure, I realize that the meaning in use comes from the common vernacular employed in the States, but still...
"If socioeconomic status is a primary driver of academic performance, and if student achievement suffers in high-poverty schools, why do we continue to organize schools in a way that predetermines some for failure and then blame teachers?"
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