Does Lack of Investment Explain Failing Schools?

3 min readMar 31
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In a recent interview, black theoretical physicist Sylvester James Gates was asked why black students don’t do as well on standardized tests. Gates stated that test scores measure the intrinsic capacity for students to excel, but test scores also measure the investment a society has made in those students.


J. Pharoah Doss is a columnist for the New Pittsburgh Courier.