How good are Chicago's schools?
Miami, Houston and New York had higher scores than Chicago on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Boston, San Diego and Atlanta had bigger gains. Even fourth-graders in the much-maligned D.C. schools improved nearly twice as much since 2003.
That's from this critical assessment of Education Secretary Arne Duncan's record as superintendent of the Chicago School System. But if you read the article closely, it looks to say a lot less about how good or bad Duncan was than how difficult it is to change outcomes for children when your only lever is schools but their behavior reflects communities, families, income, crime, peers, etc.
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