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    Achievement Gap Essay

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    Data on the topic of the achievement gap were collected such as political and societal factors. The political factors included such subsets as legislative decisions, voting, and getting the right representatives in place to make the students’ concerns known. The societal factors were advancements in technology, environment, and exposure to the wrong influences. However because content analysis was used, these topics were not discussed enough to emerge into a theme (Merriam, 2009). In laymen’s terminology, political and societal factors were mentioned as possible causes for the achievement gap, but were not mentioned enough to warrant rising to the level of a theme. The political factors included such subsets and representatives to make the…

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    society, the achievement gap continues to exist. Author Diane Ravitch, wrote “The Facts about the Achievement Gap”, an excerpt from her book Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools, published in 2013. Ravitch’s purpose is to convey the idea that closing the achievement gap doesn’t solely rely upon the schooling system. She explains how her argument stems from our unwillingness to improve the conditions of communities and how…

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    (2010), states that school districts had already been given huge tasks by House of Representatives and the senate to close the achievement gap between the minority and the white students. Districts and schools were no longer allowed to solely rely on the achievement of high performing students to establish failure or success (Ladson-Billings, 2006). The administration dictates districts and schools to disaggregate test information for all subgroups and students within the school and make sure…

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    American education reform has long been a subject of political debate; which has prevented the United States from taking effective action to improve the national education system. In order to change what is happening in public schools, one must look at the problems and potential solutions to these problems. This essay will be comprised of three components. I will reflect on the main goal of the education system, which is to further the advancement of special groups such as minority students. I…

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    The disparity in the achievement between Black and White students is hardly new. Indeed, “closing the Black-White achievement gap would do more to promote equality in the United States than any other strategy presently under discussion” (Jencks & Phillips, 1998. p. 1). This problem, generally referred to as the achievement gap, is a problem that still exists more than 60 years after Brown v. the Board of Education (1954) rendered the separate but equal law illegal and mandated that schools…

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    Summary and Response In the article “The Facts about the Achievement Gap”, author Diane Ravitch shows that privatization in the United States education system is a direct response to the achievement gap between white students and minorities. She is a “researcher of education at New York University” (prologue), and once served “in the U.S. department of education from 1991 to 1993” (prologue). Her personal experience in the field of education has shown that “privatization inevitably means…

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    Desegregation In Schools

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    The history of racial discrimination against African-Americans must be made up for.. Closing the academic achievement gap between racial minorities and white students would help to correct the inequity that people of color have been facing for centuries in the United States. Some progress has been made surrounding desegregating schools but more must be done to spread equality to African-Americans. In 1896 the Supreme Court ruled that “separate but equal facilities” is constitutional. This case,…

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    The United States had discrimination against minorities in schools and had segregated schools until the 1960s . These discriminatory attitudes “mostly affected aboriginal inhabitants, African Americans, Hispanics, [immigrants, and] individuals with poor economic conditions” (Tamura). Researchers have also found that the location of the school plays a large role in the student’s education. Before the 1950s, black and white students were forced into completely different schools and they were not…

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    Segregation And Inequality

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    were during back in the 1950’s and 1960’s. After all the years of fighting and marching you would think that segregation and inequality would be over, but they are not. Are schools being paid to segregate kids or is it too far deep inside our education system to get rid of it? This essay states a problem that has and will continue to get out of…

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    film? Why? In the video, “ Big Sky, Big money:, it is talking about the election in Montana. The state of Montana is said to have fund money which we don’t know where it is coming from and there is a certain group who supports the election secretly by funding the candidate. I think in this video the elite theory could be explained. Elite theory is a theory of the state which seeks to describe and explain the power relationships in contemporary society. States that are controlled in democratic…

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