Hope, Anguish, and the Problem of Our Time: An Essay on Publication of The Black-White Test Score Gap


by Samuel R. Lucas - 2000

The Black-White Test Score Gap, edited by Christopher Jencks and Meredith Phillips, raises a series of important questions as to the cause and consequences of observed differences in measured achievement. Jencks, Phillips, and colleagues provide the most successful and sustained assessment of the claims of racial difference attributed to Herrnstein and Murray's The Bell Curve. Even so, striking similarities between the two books reveal the inability of current analyses to truly deepen our understanding of race in America.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 102 Number 2, 2000, p. 461-473
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10480, Date Accessed: 9/18/2020 7:50:52 AM

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