Against all odds, Camden schools make big strides | Editorial

An old, stubborn myth that poor kids can’t achieve in school has been disproven, yet again: First in Newark, and now, with serious progress in Camden.

Last year, for the first time ever, the low-income, mostly minority kids in Newark charter schools beat the state’s average scores in reading and math in grades 3-8 – incredible, given the far more affluent pool of kids they were competing against.