Comparing Illinois To Other States

According to the Education Trust's 2006 State Summary Reports (The Education Trust), things aren't looking to great for Illinois -- much more so than in some other states with similar enrollments: 

"While no state is yet where it needs to be in terms of educating poor and minority students, some are doing a much better job than others...If race and poverty mattered more than what happens in schools, then NAEP scores for low-income students and students of color would be more consistent from state to state."

In Illinois, students in high-poverty secondary schools are more than three times as likely as students in low-poverty schools to have a teacher lacking even a minor in the subject theyre teaching (47 percent vs.15 percent).

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