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Opening Doors
Author: Randall B. Lindsey

ISBN: 9781483388793
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 28 December 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8 x 1.1

Sixty years ago, the landmark Brown versus Board of EducationSupreme Court decision brought a legal end to segregation in our nation's public schools. However, in spite of the demise of Jim Crow laws and the "separate but equal" doctrine, our system has all but failed our growing population of children of color. In fact, public schools are more segregated than ever, fewer resources are provided to the disadvantaged students who need them most, and achievement gaps continue to be our status quo.

Although most educators now concur that the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002 was failed policy, one of the few positive outcomes was the federal requirement to disaggregate achievement data by race/ethnicity, income level, and linguistic diversity. By engaging in what Corwin author, Ruth Johnson, calls "peeling back the layers of wallpaper to reveal the cracks beneath," a painful truth was revealed: most of our schools suffer from persistent inequities that limit opportunities for large populations of our students.

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