Addressing the Racial Gap in Academic Achievement

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Addressing the Racial Gap in Academic Achievement Andrew Boas (’77): Charter Oak Challenge Foundation - Is it fair that children of color, growing up in large cities, are likely to receive an inferior education simply because of where they live? - National Reality o If you are an African American or Latino child in this country, the probability is high that our public education system will fail you - Achievement gap o The difference in academic performance between low income students and non-poor students - Falling behind in a flat world o 24% of US 8 th graders are proficient in math o 35% of Connecticut students are, only 7% of African-American Connecticut students are proficient - Connecticut has America’s largest achievement gap o First in per capita family income o 1 in 10 children lives in poverty o Poverty concentrated in urban areas o Great wealth, persistent poverty - Counting the costs o Crime: second highest juvenile incarceration rate for Hispanic males and 3 rd highest for African Americans
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