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Closing the Achievement Gap: Schools Alone Cannot Succeed


by Denise Gelberg ó April 10, 2008

The author relies on years of classroom experience as well as data on the health and well-being of the nationís children to make the case that schools alone cannot address the gap in achievement between economically advantaged and disadvantaged youngsters. The author argues that a large and growing minority of children in this country are living in precarious conditions. These conditions must be addressed if the achievement gap is to be closed.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: April 10, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15204, Date Accessed: 5/30/2017 5:17:31 AM

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  • Denise Gelberg
    Ithaca City Schools
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    DENISE GELBERG holds a doctorate in labor relations in education from Cornell University. Her book, The "Business" of Reforming American Schools was published by SUNY Press in 1997.
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