Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Racial disparity continues in affluent districts

The achievement gap in elite schools

Discontent overshadows pride among some parents and students. The dirty little secret is out about a prosperous school district New Jersey. It is now public knowledge that the achievement gap in the district has been left uncorrected for decades. Research reveals that even affluent districts nationwide have failed to end racial disparity in student achievement. The gap exists in suburban schools as well as inner-city ones. Samuel Freedman of the New York Times writes that the federal No Child Left Behind law is putting pressure on districts to improve academic achievement for all students. Details:
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