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Journal Article: Thinking Carefully About Equity and Accountability

Categories

EDUCATION -- United States, POOR, EDUCATION, MINORITIES -- Education, TEACHERS -- United States, UNITED States

Authors

Scheurich, James Joseph; Skrla, Linda; Johnson, Joseph F.

Published

2000

Publisher

Phi Delta Kappa International

Abstract

Focuses on education in the United States and how children from low-income families, particularly minority families, do not perform as well as children from middle class families. How standardization efforts have met with criticism and approval in their attempts to decrease the learning gap; Suggestion that many educators have given up on children from lower income families; Proposal of ways to deal with the problem using various criteria to develop an effective state program.

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