Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap

Generational Change: Closing the Test Score Gap

by Paul E. Peterson
     
 

This volume draws upon the best available research to examine the various education policy alternatives that will close the black-white achievement gap by 2028_the year when the Supreme Court has mandated that affirmative action in college admissions will end.See more details below

Overview

This volume draws upon the best available research to examine the various education policy alternatives that will close the black-white achievement gap by 2028_the year when the Supreme Court has mandated that affirmative action in college admissions will end.

Editorial Reviews

Education Week
This compilation of essays examines a combination of education policies that, the contributors propose, can close the black-white achievement gap ... The authors identify school desegregation, revitalized preschool education, greater student accountability, and policies giving black parents more control over the schools their children attend as the initiatives most likely to raise African-American students' achievement to a level of parity.
Reference and Research Book News
In this collection, ten American academics and researchers discuss what must occur to fully close the black-white test score gap in the next quarter-century. The text examines a variety of policy alternatives — accountability, school choice, preschool programs, and greater resource commitment — but makes clear that effective change will require the concerted effort of the country's educational and political leaders.
Education Next: Journal Of Opinion And Research
This careful volume provides a roadmap for policymakers and educators who are serious about responding to O'Connor's charge.
Education Next: Journal Of Opinion And Research
This careful volume provides a roadmap for policymakers and educators who are serious about responding to O'Connor's charge.
Diane Ravitch
This volume offers an interesting array of conventional and unconventional strategies for school reform. They deserve to be discussed and given a fair trial in practice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546080
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/2006
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.68(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >