Black-White Gap Widens Faster for High Achievers

Debra Viadero, Black-White Gap Widens Faster for High Achievers, Education Week (2008), http://www.edweek.org (last visited November 18, 2008).
Surprising new research suggests that children who stand to lose the most ground academically in the U.S. public school systems are the brightest African-American students.  One study suggests that the black/white student ratio plays an important role.  Schools with a higher percentage of African Americans often lack funding, possess teachers with less experience, and students have lower test scores overall.  Another factor that might play a significant role is the level of education African American parents have.  Studies continue to investigate how these and other factors influence student test scores.

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