Closing the Achievement Gap: Schools Alone Cannot Succeed
by Denise Gelberg - 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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