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Class and schools : using social, economic, and educational reform to close the Black-white achievement gap

Author: Richard Rothstein
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Teachers College, Columbia University ; Washington, D.C. : Economic Policy Institute, ©2004.
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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. In this book, the author points the way toward social and economic reforms that would give all children a more equal chance to succeed in school.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rothstein
ISBN: 1932066098 9781932066098 0807745561 9780807745564
OCLC Number: 57373930
Description: xi, 210 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Social class, student achievement, and the black-white achievement gap --
Schools that 'beat the demographic odds' --
Standardized testing and cognitive skills --
The social class gap in non-cognitive skills --
Reforms that could help narrow the gap.
Responsibility: Richard Rothstein.

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