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Inequality Drives School Achievement Levels. Does Inequality Also Drive Education Policy?

Posted at https://janresseger.wordpress.com/2015/02/02/inequality-drives-school-achievement-levels-does-inequality-also-drive-education-policy/ Our society continues to become increasingly segregated not only by race but also by income—with the rich living near each other in wealthy enclaves and the poor concentrated in intergenerational ghettos.  Stanford University educational sociologistSean Reardon documents that … Continue reading

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This Is What Could Close the Achievement Gap Among Young Kids, Study Says

The Huffington Post “A few years of high-quality early childhood education could close the academic achievement gap between low-income and affluent students, a new study suggests … Researchers found that after providing low-income children with quality preschool early in life, … Continue reading

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Marian Wright Edelman on Continuing King’s Work

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Mary C. Curtis – The Root January 21, 2011   Never mind the model of the “Tiger Mother,” Amy Chua’s controversial version of tough parental love pushing sometimes reluctant children to … Continue reading

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Support Principles for Equitable Public Education

From Justice and Witness Ministries, United Church of Christ (http://www.ucc.org/justice/):   NOTE: Action not limited to UCC members.   As a people called to love our neighbors as ourselves, we in the church look for school reform that balances the … Continue reading

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Lost Opportunities: Racial Inequities in Education

Excerpts from Lost Opportunity: A 50 State Report on the Opportunity to Learn In America (Schott Foundation for Public Education). Full report available at http://blackboysreport.org/otlwebsite/national/summary.   In 2008, Given Half a Chance: The Schott 50 State Report on Public Education … Continue reading

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