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The Key to the Future: Educational Funding in Alabama
In order to understand fully the effects of poverty on education, a detailed study of the state’s taxation system must be undertaken. The regressiveness of Alabama’s tax structure guarantees that equal opportunity will not ...
Holistic Approaches to Early Childhood Education as Seen in The Perry Preschool, The Carolina Abecedarian Project, The Chicago Child Parent Centers, and Head Start
Simple educational preschool programs are often not enough to compensate for the negative aspects of poverty. Evidence from “compensatory and regular preschool programs generally indicates weak and inconsistent effects on ...
No Child Left Behind and the Achievement Gap: Disadvantaged Students Are No Better Off Than Before. Now What?
It is clear that students are entering school with gaps, but from factors that are somewhat malleable. There is a potential for recovery from coming in with gaps, particularly related to health and nutrition. Tanner et al ...
Setting the Precedent: NYC Education Reforms 2002-2007
This paper examines the process of reform in NYC, over the past five years, to determine whether the reforms have adequately addressed the problems within the NYC school system. The paper begins by examining the conditions ...
A Bad Road Paved with Good Intentions: The Impact of No Child Left Behind on Poor and Minority Students
This paper considers NCLB’s [No Child Left Behind] impact on the racial and income achievement gaps the law sought to narrow. It will also explain how, in some ways, NCLB may have actually worked to harm the struggling ...
A Spectacular Minority: Charter Schools that Respond to the Problem of Poverty in Public Education
There are two important questions to keep in mind throughout this paper. The first of these is how "success" ought to be defined. Is it college entrance and graduation? Is it a certain type or level of occupation; that is, ...