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Author(s):Education Trust
Title:Yes we can: Telling truths and dispelling myths about race and education in America
Organization:Education Trust
Short Description:This report shows that teacher quality is the single most important factor in student achievement, and that African American children are twice as likely to be taught by inexperienced teachers that White children.
Annotation:This report shows that teacher quality is the single most important factor in student achievement, and that African American children are twice as likely to be taught by inexperienced teachers that White children. While new research shows that, when controlled for class, African American children enter Kindergarten with slightly better reading skills than their White counterparts, this advantage has been reversed by third grade, and the achievement gap between Black and White children only grows.
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Achievement Gap
African Americans
Low-Income Students
National Perspectives
Preparation/College Readiness

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