The Shame of America: Inner City Kids' Education Gap
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The paper relates that there are many reseachers who have found that inner city schools are failing their students. The paper reveals that all sorts of statistics prove that there are not enough books, not enough good teachers, and loss of hope and often much despair in these schools, especially when one compares them with suburban or middle- and upper class schools. The paper asserts that the current economic crisis is making things worse, and local politicians do not consider schools their main priority.
From the Paper:"It is sad enough to consider many of America's inner cities as pockets of poverty, one-parent or no-parent families, unemployment and crime. But what is worse is the gap of how well (or rather how poorly) kids from kindergarten through high school are educated. "For many years, economically disadvantaged and minority students have been scoring lower than their white peers in terms of academic achievement. Closing this achievement gap has been a long-standing concern of parents, educators and policymakers" (Zhang and Cowen 24). The Bush Administration had Congress pass the "No Child Left Behind Act". But, it..."
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