Achievement gap in the United States

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  • Achievement Gap Essay

    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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  • Diane Ravitch Closing The Achievement Gap Analysis

    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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  • The Black-White Achievement Gap

    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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  • Desegregation In Schools

    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 Importance Of Minorities In Education

    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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  • Tenure In Education

    Title Tenure in the classroom “study after study has shown a yawning educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in America” (Cohen, 2015). It becomes extremely difficult to fire that teacher who is guaranteed a job with three to seven years of experience. Parents seem to be dissatisfied with the current situation on the concept of whether or not teacher should be tenured in American schools. Reaching for a higher education is vanishing for students who know that they…

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  • No Child Left Behind Act Analysis

    had a mission to increase school and teacher accountability in order to narrow the achievement gap and improve educational opportunities, particularly for traditionally disadvantaged students. The act utilized Adequate Yearly Progress as the method of assessing schools to determine if the schools needed to make improvements. Title…

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  • Student Achievement Gap Analysis

    have the money to have someone tutor her after school. Everyday, Sophia sees her classmates, mostly White students, with the most advanced technology, personal tutors, and plenty of books. She wonders when will she be able to enjoy such things. This example illustrates the ways in which privilege within white communities has created racial achievement gaps in education, thus giving White students with an abundance of educational and financial resources, a dominant position of success in society.…

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  • Film Analysis: Big Sky, Big Money

    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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  • No Child Left Behind Act Case Study

    When the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) was signed into law by President George W. Bush in 2002, it was with the goal of making American students competitive in the global economy, and lowering the achievement gap for low-income and minority students. Educators and politicians were troubled by the intractable achievement gaps that seemed only to grow worse with each passing year. The achievement gap between white and minority students reached their lowest levels in 1988, and after that point…

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