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Closing the opportunity gap : what America must do to give every child an even chance / edited by Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner
Production, publication, distribution, manufacture, copyright Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2013]
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LC213.2 .C565 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Educational equalization -- United States
Academic achievement -- United States
Physical Description xiii, 320 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-301) and index
Contents Achievement gaps arise from opportunity gaps / Kevin G. Welner & Prudence L. Carter -- Lack of achievement or loss of opportunity? / Gloria Ladson-Billings -- Educationalizing the welfare state and privatizing education: the irony of recent school reform / Harvey Kantor & Robert Lowe -- Going to the roots: race, housing, and school inequality costs and possible solutions / Gary Orfield -- Why children from lower socioeconomic classes, on average, have lower academic achievement than middle-class children / Richard Rothstein -- Inequality and school resources: what it will take to close the opportunity gap? / Linda Darling-Hammond -- Achievement gaps start early: preschool can help / W. Steven Barnett & Cynthia E. Lamy -- How common standards and standardized testing widen the opportunity gap / Yong Zhao & Christopher Tienken -- A more perfect union: reconciling school choice policy with equality of opportunity goals / Janelle Scott & Amy Stuart Wells -- Student and school cultures & the opportunity gap: paying attention and engaging better / Prudence L. Carter -- Meeting the needs of language minorities / Patricia Gándara -- Tracking, segregation, and the opportunity gap: what we know and why it matters / Karolyn Tyson -- Good schools and teachers for all students: dispelling myths, facing evidence, and pursuing the right strategies / Barnett Berry -- The cumulative costs of the opportunity gap / Clive Belfield & Hank Levin -- Enhancing a nation's democracy through equitable schools / Michele Moses & John Rogers -- Building opportunities to achieve / Prudence L. Carter & Kevin G. Welner
NOTE 536409
Alternate Author Carter, Prudence L., editor of compilation
Welner, Kevin Grant, 1963- editor of compilation
Ladson-Billings, Gloria, 1947- Lack of achievement or loss of opportunity?

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