I suspect all of us have watched the game show Jeopardy! at some point in our lives. Let’s play one fictional round of Jeopardy!.
Category: All Means All Alex Trebek: “The ongoing disparity in learning between subgroups of students in America’s schools.” Contestant: “What is the achievement gap?”
The achievement gap. As a profession, we have been talking about narrowing this gap since the 1966 Coleman Report, the product of the survey that was authorised by the Civil Rights Acts of 1964. While many educators took exception to some of the conclusions drawn in the report, it did serve as a catalyst for much of the discussion we have today regarding equity in education.
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