Moe-A primer on America's schools

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Moe: A Primer on America’s Schools 20:57 Achievement in America’s Schools Achievement Stagnation in the United States o Achievement has remained generally stagnant with occasional, short, and  apparently random up-and-down trends despite steadily and substantially  rising expenditures and greater levels of potential student abilities o Education progress scores show same flat trends o Rising Expenditures on K-12 schools Rising expenditures have failed to increase achievement Have continued to rise while achievement scores have flatlined o Achievement Gaps Those with lower income families perform worse than middle class Despite government funding to clinch the gap, the gap remains the  same Blacks and Hispanics consistently score lower than white children  Black “victimology” = today’s primary reason that blacks achieve  less than whites Black identity of anti-intellectualism, separatism, and cultural  disconnect from learning May be substantially attributable to poverty and inefficiency of  large-city school systems where minority groups are concentrated SES related differences in achievement-stimulating child-rearing  patterns between middle-class parents and those in poverty = huge Vocabulary is the most important single predictor of school success Inefficiency of big-city school systems Ineffective federal programs title 1/bilingual programs o Achievement Stagnates Despite Children’s Rising Abilities IQ scores continue to rise, despite the fact that achievement still  remains stagnant
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International Comparisons of Achievement o Value-Added Achievement Comparisons —how much children improve in  achievement over a given time period o Allows researchers to compare schools even with different starting points,  etc. o In reading, science, and mathematics through 8 th  grade, U.S. schools  ranked last in four of five comparisons of achievement progress Graduation and Completion rates o U.S. policy makers aimed to graduate all students from secondary school o European made serious and successful efforts to keep more students in 
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