Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap

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Contemporary public policy assumes that the achievement gap between black and white students could be closed if only schools would do a better job. According to Richard Rothstein, "Closing the gaps between lower-class and middle-class children requires social and economic reform as well as school improvement. Unfortunately, the trend is to shift most of the burden to schools, as if they alone can eradicate poverty and inequality. "In this book, Rothstein points the way toward social and economic reforms that would give all ...

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