Earlier this month, I had the privilege of testifying before Connecticut's Achievement Gap Task Force. The members of this group have been hard at work not only looking at the problems of the achievement gap in the Nutmeg State, but also looking at specific solutions one can implement to reverse this troubling trend.
Yes, Connecticut has the largest gaps in the nation. The differences between African-American and white, Latino and white, and low-income and with-means students in staggering. But demographics do not have to be destiny.
You can see the full November 2 Task Force hearing here, courtesy of CT-N Connecticut Network. You can find my testimony, speaking on behalf of the Connecticut Coalition for Achievement Now (ConnCAN) at about the 1:00 mark (about an hour in).