A New Education Blog, and More on Hazelwood
Local education blogs are sprouting up all over the place! I’m happy to announce the appearance of EduDiva, which intends to write about "educational issues with a St. Louis perspective." In a few posts EduDiva has already covered girls and math education, the achievement gap, school rankings, and white flight, responding to my post on Hazelwood.
EduDiva points out that test scores in the St. Charles public schools aren’t much better than Hazelwood’s. I agree, but the only reference to St. Charles in the article was in a quote by one person, who commented that most of her neighbors had left for St. Charles. It could be that people who value higher scores are moving somewhere else. On the other hand, it could be that test scores have nothing to do with the "white flight." But given Hazelwood’s struggle to meet state standards, the article should have at least considered the possibility that the schools are causing people to leave.