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Education  14:31 Variations in Educational Experiences What was your high school like? Physical space (building, grounds, athletic facilities, location relative to residential areas  and business districts) Courses offered Teachers and support staff (Student-staff ratios, training) Extracurricular activities Level of violence How did it compare to other high schools in your hometown? Based on best estimate What was the drop-out rate? What % of the graduate went straight into a 4 year college/university? Kosal Excerpts from “Savage Inequalities: Children in America’s schools” Examples from reading51: “still separate, still unequal” Select states (p. 579) Black/white achievement gap declined from 1960-1990 but has been increasing since  then 48% of high schools in the 100 largest districts have 4 year graduation rates that are 
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Unformatted text preview: less than 50% graduation rates are higher in majority white districts than in minority black/Hispanic districts ex. NY-80% versus 40% Explanations Financing Wide variation in financing across districts High reliance on local revenue Usually based on property taxes rich districts (with high property values) are able to: spend more per pupil often at a lower tax rate Segregation De Jure segregation 1954 brown v board of education of Topeka, Kansas 1965 Civil Rights Act 1965 Elementary and Secondary Education Act De Facto segregation Based on residential segragation Equalizing Opportunity Reforming education financing Local State Federal National educational standards Curriculum Testing Teacher Incentives Training Parental choice/vouchers No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 14:31 14:31...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2012 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Britton during the Fall '08 term at Syracuse.

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