Opinion: Closing the achievement gap takes smart spending

04/4/2005 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

In a commentary, researcher Richard Rothstein says even the most hard-core conservatives opposed to sinking more money in schools must admit that proper spending can affect achievement. He details three areas where adding dollars could reap the most results: expanding early-education programs for at-risk youngsters; setting up fully-staffed health clinics in schools in disadvantaged neighborhoods; and creating after-school and summer programs.

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