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Reducing the Achievement Gap: There is Only One Real Solution


Len Biernat


Hamline University - School of Law; Hamline University

September 30, 2011

Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race, Vol. 3, p. 2, 2012

Abstract:     
This article will examine what states are doing to reduce the achievement gap. Although some states have has some success, the gap remains for the vast majority of students because the traditional educational model remains unchanged. The article will start by looking at recent federal legislation that created an awareness of the achievement gap and some recent success by states in reducing this gap. The article will next examine state standards for compulsory education. Finally, this article will demonstrate the importance of early childhood programs as well as the need to extend the school year by increasing the number of instructional days, including mandatory summer school. The gap exists when students first start school and increases during the summer months. The solution to reduce the gap can be found during these time periods.

Keywords: Achievement gap, education, minority students, education model, early childhood, summer school

JEL Classification: I21, I22, K00

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Date posted: October 1, 2011 ; Last revised: January 25, 2013

Suggested Citation

Biernat, Len, Reducing the Achievement Gap: There is Only One Real Solution (September 30, 2011). Widener Journal of Law, Economics, and Race, Vol. 3, p. 2, 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1936041 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1936041

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Len Biernat (Contact Author)
Hamline University - School of Law ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States
Hamline University ( email )
1536 Hewitt Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
United States
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