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Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Achievement Gap

reviewed by Michael Williamson

coverTitle: Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic, and Educational Reform to Close the Achievement Gap
Author(s): Richard Rothstein
Publisher: Economic Policy Institute, Washington
ISBN: 1932066098, Pages: 210, Year: 2004
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Since passage of the 2001 Elementary and Secondary Education Act, titled the No Child Left Behind Act, the issue of “adequate yearly progress” has dominated education policy debate. There are those who see adequate yearly progress, or AYP, as the vehicle through which the federal government will finally foster quality education in America ’s public schools. There are almost as many individuals, at least according to popular polls, who view AYP as the tool opponents of public education will use to dismantle our traditional system of public schools. The AYP debate has fostered the publication of numerous journal articles and not a few books. These articles and books have argued the issues from all possible political persuasions and ideological viewpoints. Some of them have been polemical, some academic. Some have argued their point of view with poignant anecdote; others have depended on table after table of data. In this context Richard Rothstein has authored a thoughtful and provocative offering, Class and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 2, 2005, p. 311-314 ID Number: 11404, Date Accessed: 11/19/2018 10:52:18 AM

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