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The black-white achievement gap

why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time

by Rod Paige

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Published by AMACOM, American Management Association in New York, NY .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [191]-204) and index.

StatementRod Paige, Elaine Witty
ContributionsWitty, Elaine P.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsLC205 .P35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 210 p. :
Number of Pages210
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24418823M
ISBN 100814415199
ISBN 109780814415191
LC Control Number2009026386
OCLC/WorldCa290436802

The National Assessment of Educational Progress, a longstanding standardized test measuring student achievement, showed, for example, that gaps in . As MacArthur Award–winning educator Lisa Delpit reminds us—and as all research shows—there is no achievement gap at birth. In her long-awaited second book, Delpit presents a striking picture of the elements of contemporary public education that conspire against the prospects for poor children of color, creating a persistent gap in achievement during the school years that has .

The idea that resources matter cannot in itself explain the black-white achievement gap, because most school resources are now fairly equally distributed between blacks and whites. But certain crucial resources, such as teachers with high test scores, are still unequally distributed.   Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap, by Richard Rothstein (Economic Policy Institute). Nobody who followed Richard Rothstein's columns in the New York Times or his earlier work on education will be surprised that his new book ascribes most of the black-white achievement gap.

With recent concerns about the growing resegregation of schools, this analysis sheds light on the relationship between the Black-White achievement gap and the demographic makeup of schools. Accounting for factors such as socioeconomic status and other characteristics, the analysis finds that black student scores were lower, and achievement gaps.   It all started with a page report that said something surprising: family background, not schools, explained most of the yawning gap between the achievement of America’s white and black students.


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The black-white achievement gap by Rod Paige Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Black-White Achievement Gap is not great literature, by any means. It's a dry policy book. Their style is in the flat, quasi-academic style you might expect from this genre: not fully academic, trying to appeal to a broader audience, sometimes pretty readable, but mostly dull/5(9).

The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time is a book that tackles what the authors, Rod Paige (former U.S. Secretary of Education) and his sister, Elaine Witty, Ed.D, see as the greatest civil rights issue of our day, the academic achievement gap between African-American and non-African-American children/5.

"The Black-White Achievement Gap" is jam packed with statistical data on a variety of subjects ranging from mathematical skills at various grade levels to reading and more.

(, ch.2) There is ancillary data that correlates to wages for achievement of various levels of education or lack thereof, which is the case in dropouts/5(9).

The Black-White achievement gap has been studied extensively, but its relationship to school composition has generally not been examined. In this video, Sami Kitmitto, AIR principal researcher, discusses AIR’s research on the relationship between achievement gaps among Black and White students and the demographic makeup of schools.

Working with the. Academic Achievement Achievement Gap National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Race Socioeconomic Status (SES) Abstract.

The report traces the Black-White educational achievement and attainment gaps back to the early 20th century and presents a variety of data in an effort to understand why the gaps stopped closing over the last.

The Black-White Achievement The black-white achievement gap book is an unflinching and long overdue look at the very real problem of racial disparity in our schools and what we must do to solve it.

Chosen by The American School Board magazine as one of 's Top Education Reads. Yet, the black-white achievement gap refuses to budge. As Professor Ogbu told the New York Times, ''No matter how you reform schools, it's not going to solve the problem. There are two parts of Author: James Marshall Crotty.

Over the past 40 years, white-black and white-Hispanic achievement gaps have been declining, albeit unsteadily. Every few years, a sample of 9-,and year-olds from around the United States are given tests in math and reading as part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

NAEP, sometimes called "The Nation’s Report Card," is designed to provide. The achievement gap between white students and black students has barely narrowed over the last 50 years, despite nearly a half century of supposed progress in race relations and an increased Author: Lauren Camera.

Rod Paige, Ph.D., and Elaine Witty, Ph.D., Authors The Black-White Achievement Gap Amacon Press, ISBN Non-Fiction-education, black issues, education reform, standardized testing, leadership pages January Review for Reviewer-Michelle Kaye Malsbury, BSBM, MM Review Drs.

Paige and Witty [Ph.D]are a 5/5(3). School Composition and the Black–White Achievement Gap 3 3 Introduction he academic achievement of both Black and White public school students, as measured by the NAEP, has improved across time (Vanneman et al.

However, the diference, or gap, in the achievement between these two groups of. In the first section of the book (chs. 1–3), Ogbu provides an overview of the Black-White achievement gap in Shaker Heights at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school), highlighting the fact that the gap is found in proficiency test scores, course-level enrollment, grade point average, high school graduation ranking, and college.

Find out more about the achievement gaps in your state compared to others. Achievement Gaps Publications report-release School Composition and the Black-White Achievement Gap Septem First, the black–white achievement gap provides major support to the theory of inferiority, i.e.

a the gap exists because black students are inherently academically inferior to white students. Second, it is a primary impediment to the development of African American wealth.5/5(1). Because of the black-white wealth gap, richer white families live in school districts with greater property tax revenue supporting higher education spending.

Differences in early education opportunities add up over the school career and result in large achievement : Austin Nichols. Race and the Black-White Achievement Gap Myth. 15 likes. The problem of twenty-first century public education is the problem of the color lineFollowers: Book Review Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Black‐White Achievement Gap by Richard Rothstein.

New York: Teachers College Press, ; Washington, DC: Economic Policy Institute, pp. $ (paper). THE BLACK-WHITE ACHIEVEMENT GAP not only confronts these difficult, sensitive, and important questions, but also provides concrete, timely, and bipartisan answers.

To achieve the goal of closing the gap, the authors advocate: *Rally all leaders with an authentic commitment to racial equality and social justice for African Americans—liberal and. Truthfully, if you want a complete analysis about "the achievement gap" and what needs to happen to at least narrow the gap, read this book.

Medical clinics, stable housing, quality preschool, extended school days and school year IN ADDITION to quality teaching, high expectations is the Rothstein is the man!/5. New evidence on the black-white achievement gap. Hispanic Children Close the Gap (Figure 2) There remains a substantial gap between the test scores of Hispanic children and white children, but it shrinks as Hispanic students move through school.

Inthe black-white achievement gap in English for students in grades was staggering, with only 27 percent of black students achieving proficiency compared with 59 .The Black-White Test Score Gap, discuss why the gap persists and what can be done to close it. African Americans score lower than European Americans.

Analysis by McKinsey & Company, The Economic Impact of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools, found that narrowing the gap between black and Hispanic students and their white peers would have added up to $ billion (or 4%) to the GDP in a single year; closing the gap for low-income students could add $ billion (or 5%) to the GDP in a.