No school can bring every child to grade level proficiency no matter what the child’s family background without acknowledging
and acting on differences in teacher effectiveness
Public schools that get every general education child to grade level proficiency and send over 85% of their low-income students to college stop spending money on activities that fail
to raise student achievement. This
allows their schools to receive much more classroom time and their
teachers 20% more pay than other schools. All students can use more time.
This Declaration is a huge departure from school
districts that repeatedly say "no" to the few schools
organized around priorities #1 and #2.