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Closing the opportunity gap : what America must do to give every child an even chance

Author: Prudence L Carter; Kevin Grant Welner; Gloria Ladson-Billings
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, ©2013.
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'Closing the Opportunity Gap' brings together top experts who offer evidence-based essays that paint a powerful and shocking picture of denied opportunities. They also describe sensible, research-based policy approaches that will enhance opportunities. They highlight the discrepancies that exist in US society and in its public schools, focusing on how policy decisions and broader circumstances conspire to create the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Prudence L Carter; Kevin Grant Welner; Gloria Ladson-Billings
ISBN: 9780199982998 0199982996 9780199982981 0199982988 9781299457867 129945786X 0199346216 9780199346219
OCLC Number: 845337298
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Achievement gaps arise from opportunity gaps / Kevin G. Welner & Prudence L. Carter --
Lack of achievement or loss of opportunity? / Gloria Ladson-Billings --
Educationalizing the welfare state and privatizing education: the irony of recent school reform / Harvey Kantor & Robert Lowe --
Going to the roots: race, housing, and school inequality costs and possible solutions / Gary Orfield --
Why children from lower socioeconomic classes, on average, have lower academic achievement than middle-class children / Richard Rothstein --
Inequality and school resources: what it will take to close the opportunity gap? / Linda Darling-Hammond --
Achievement gaps start early: preschool can help / W. Steven Barnett & Cynthia E. Lamy --
How common standards and standardized testing widen the opportunity gap / Yong Zhao & Christopher Tienken --
A more perfect union: reconciling school choice policy with equality of opportunity goals / Janelle Scott & Amy Stuart Wells --
Student and school cultures & the opportunity gap: paying attention and engaging better / Prudence L. Carter --
Meeting the needs of language minorities / Patricia Gándara --
Tracking, segregation, and the opportunity gap: what we know and why it matters / Karolyn Tyson --
Good schools and teachers for all students: dispelling myths, facing evidence, and pursuing the right strategies / Barnett Berry --
The cumulative costs of the opportunity gap / Clive Belfield & Hank Levin --
Enhancing a nation's democracy through equitable schools / Michele Moses & John Rogers --
Building opportunities to achieve / Prudence L. Carter & Kevin G. Welner.
Responsibility: edited by Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner.

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