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Mind the Gap: How do we close the achievement gap?

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If you ask any major policy maker on both sides of the ideological aisle about the achievement gap, most would say they support reforms to address it.

Lawmakers enact legislation with the idea of fixing this glaring injustice in our education system. Reformers for and against No Child Left Behind, charter schools, school choice and even common core use the achievement gap data in support of their positions.

But what are the facts? Is their an achievement gap between African American, Latino, Asian and White American students? If so where did it come from and more importantly how do we close it?

In this episode we will look for answers to these pressing questions. What do you think? Call in to Education Policy Cafe and let us know your thoughts!