The Black-White achievement gap: why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time

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When it comes to race in America, we must face one uncomfortable but undeniable fact. Almost 50 years after the birth of the civil rights movement, inequality still reigns supreme in our classrooms. At a time when African-American students trail their white peers on academic tests and experience high dropout rates, low college completion rates, and a tendency to shy away from majors in hard sciences and mathematics, the Black-White achievement gap in our schools has become the major barrier to racial equality and social justice in America. In fact, it is arguably the greatest civil rights issue of our time. The Black-White Achievement Gap is a call to action for this country to face up to and confront this crisis head on. Renowned former Secretary of Education Rod Paige believes we can close this gap. In this thought-provoking book, he and Elaine Witty trace the history of the achievement gap, discuss its relevance to racial equality and social justice, examine popular explanations, and offer suggestions for the type of committed leadership and community involvement needed to close it. African-American leaders need to rally around this important cause if we are to make real progress since students' academic performance is a function not only of school quality, but of home and community factors as well. The Black-White Achievement Gap 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.
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title_displayThe Black-White achievement gap : why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time
title_fullThe Black-White achievement gap : why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time / Rod Paige, Elaine Witty
The Black-White achievement gap [electronic resource] : why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time / Rod Paige, Elaine Witty
The black-white achievement gap : why closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time / Rod Paige, Elaine Witty
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title_subwhy closing it is the greatest civil rights issue of our time
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Administration
Demographic aspects
EDUCATION
Education
Educational Policy & Reform
Educational equalization
General