David Waters

David Waters is Distinguished Journalist in Residence and assistant director of the Institute for Public Service Reporting at the University of Memphis.

Costly failures come with lesson: Reading success begins at birth

Special Report: Memphis’ Reading Test

By Published: May 17, 2019 12:34 AM CT

PART 3: Billions of government and philanthropic dollars have funded new curricula and standardized tests, teacher evaluation systems, charter schools and takeover schools. But it hasn't made much of a dent in the third-grade reading gap or any other measures of student performance.

Topics

Gates Foundation Race to the Top Shelby County Schools

Comment On This Story

Section Emails

Sign up to get the latest articles from the Metro section.