Today's Schools: Changing an Opportunity For Some to an Opportunity For All

Inadequacies and inequities in K-12 education are both a practical and moral challenge to America. In the face of wide economic gaps among demographic groups, how can schools narrow or eliminate academic achievement gaps between those groups and help create a just and productive American Culture? What can communities do as allies of schools in confronting challenges, including individual and institutional racism, inadequate educational resources, and ineffective instruction? Marion A. Boldon and Eric J. Cooper highlight a promising new approach.

Festival: 2006

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