lecture26_Dec5

lecture26_Dec5 - Course updates Problem Set #3 Due Today...

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Course updates § Problem Set #3 Due Today (Return on Monday) § Schedule § Today: Education Discrimination § Wednesday: Consumer Market Discrimination § Next Mon: Review Session § Dec. 19 @ 6:30: Final Exam § Other § Course evaluation update: 41% (Goal=70%)
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Education Discrimination (and Education gap)
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NAEP Black-White Test-Score Gap: Math
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NAEP Black-White Test Score Gap: Reading
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Why does gap exist? § Socioeconomic differences § Poverty, parents’ education differences, etc. § Difference in school-district funding § Peer influences § Different social expectations impact motivations § Educational segregation § Lower quality schools for Black students
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Socioeconomics: school district funding § Most school district funding is based on property  taxes within the district § Impact: § Schools in wealthy (often white) districts have wealthy  schools with plenty of resources § Schools in poor (often minority) districts have poor  schools with fewer resources
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Testing effect of socioeconomics § Return to the NAEP test scores § If all socioeconomics then: § Poor students will perform similarly, regardless of race § Wealthy students will perform similarly, regardless of race § Don’t have actual income but have participation in  free/reduced price school lunches § Means tested program
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Age 9 NAEP Gap based on eligibility for free or  reduced price school lunch (2008 data) § Math score gap between Black and White students §
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lecture26_Dec5 - Course updates Problem Set #3 Due Today...

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