Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools


reviewed by Anthony Edwards - October 18, 2006

coverTitle: Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools
Author(s): Pedro A. Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing (Eds.)
Publisher: Jossey-Bass Publishers, San Francisco
ISBN: 0787972754 , Pages: 318, Year: 2006
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Robert Rothman, Editor, Voices in Urban Education, argues that the imperative to educate all students to high standards has challenged educators in virtually every community. While many schools and communities have succeeded in raising performance overall, large numbers of students continue to lag behind. And these tend to be all the same students the education system has historically served poorly—low-income students, students of color, and students with learning needs. Furthermore, Russell W. Rumberger and J. Douglas Willms (1992), in “The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Segregation on the Achievement Gap in California High Schools,” add that one of the major problems facing the educational system in the United States is the widespread inequality in educational achievement among racial and ethnic groups. On a variety of measures—high school completion rates, college participation rates, and standardized achievement tests—minorities have much lower levels of educational achievement than whites. Pedro A. Noguera and Jean... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: October 18, 2006
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12798, Date Accessed: 12/12/2019 9:52:47 PM

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