No excuses: closing the racial gap in learning

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Extensive notes on front and back endpapers concerning education related statistics for Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, the impact of cultural and economic influences on minority children, the potential of No Child Left Behind, and obstacles faced by educators. Brian Lamb observes, “There is no good excuse for the magnitude of the racial gap in academic performance - assumption informs this entire book.” Annotations by Brian Lamb in the margins and underlining of pertinent phrases throughout the book. Examples: “Wounds will not be healed by time or 1) smaller classes, 2) more money, 3) standards, 4) testing, 5) accountability,” “parents fail,” “0 tolerance,” “class size not an issue,” “Racial identity is not destiny.” “teacher quality important,” “constancy of racial gap,” and “new system must have choice.”

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Thernstrom, Abigail M, “No excuses: closing the racial gap in learning,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed November 29, 2022, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/633.

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Title

No excuses: closing the racial gap in learning

Creator

Thernstrom, Abigail M

Date

2003
Program air date: February 1, 2004

Description

A concerned appraisal of the racial gap in education today cites educational inequalities as a central civil rights issue, highlighting inner-city schools that demonstrate models of educational excellence while suggesting ways that educational problems can be overcome.

Subject

"Minority students--United States."
"Academic achievement--United States."
"Educational equalization--United States."
"Education--Social aspects--United States."

Source

Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Simon & Schuster
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

Contributor

Thernstrom, Stephan

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Language

eng

Identifier

1139324
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