"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Achievement Gap? Nope, parts 1 and 2

The term “achievement gap” is misleading and thus one of the problems with the education reform debate.

Please see the following posts addressing why:

Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 1

Achievement Gap Misnomer for Equity Gap, pt. 2

1 comment:

  1. There can't be any shortcuts in closing the equity gap. "Reformers" keep looking for quick fixes, but poor children of color need the same respectful, holistic, engaging, multimedia instruction.

    I wonder how many inner city secondary students got to watch this week's PBS the Latino Experience and study it in class.