Achievement Gap in Education
A discussion of the historic Brown vs. Board of Education decision and how it has failed to achieve its intended purpose.
# 56134 | 1,803 words | 5 sources | APA | 2005 |
Published on Feb 13, 2005 in Education (Jr High/High School) , Education (Elementary School) , Law (Historic Trials) , Latin-American Studies (General) , African-American Studies (General) , Native-American Studies (General)
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This paper argues that the Brown vs. Board of Education, a Supreme Court decision mandating the integration of public schools with the purpose of promoting equality in education, and ultimately in society, has not yet achieved this ideal. The first part of this paper details how the achievement gap between different races can be seen in all levels of education, from primary to college levels. This section also looks at how this gap can be discerned in various areas from academic subjects like mathematics to extra curricular activities like SAT preparations. The next part of the paper then looks at the reasons why this achievement gap persists. Finally, the paper looks at various programs that are geared towards narrowing this gap. Though their successes remain limited, this paper argues that programs such as these are the only long-term solution to a problem as ingrained as the achievement gap in education.
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