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Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Prudence L. Carter and Kevin G. Welner (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Education

While the achievement gap has dominated policy discussions over the past two decades, relatively little attention has been paid to a gap that is even more at odds with American ideals: the ... More


How Common Standards and Standardized Testing Widen the Opportunity Gap

Christopher H. Tienken and Yong Zhao

in Closing the Opportunity Gap: What America Must Do to Give Every Child an Even Chance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199982981
eISBN:
9780199346219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982981.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education

Christopher Tienken and Yong Zhao describe how current policies exacerbate the educational conditions that afflict vulnerable children and consequently widen the educational opportunity gap. The ... More


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