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There has been very little progress in closing the Black/White achievement gap in education. Here, author Mano Singham takes a look at this problem in the context of larger political realities and contends that in order to understand this gap, we must determine what is happening within the educational system as a whole. The Achievement Gap in U.S. Education examines: Why l ...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 12th 2005 by R & L Education
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This is a very important book and one I think many should read. Handy that it's nice and short.

The only downside to me is that Mano becomes a bit pedantic toward the end. The chapter on how our education system came to be designed to fail could have had more background presented.

But if nothing else, it's important that people get the message that there are ways to close the achievement gap, real known methods that work, and that the punitive measures of "No Child Left Behind" do nothing but sacr
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I am a theoretical physicist and currently Director of UCITE (University Center for Innovation in Teaching and Education) at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. I am the author of three books: God vs. Darwin: The War Between bookcover blog.tif Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom (2009), The Achievement Gap in US education: Canaries in the Mine (2005), and Quest for Truth: Sc ...more

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