Confronting the Opportunity Gap

The Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund of New York
Feb 2013

The achievement gap is better understood as an opportunity gap. So rather than focusing on achievement standards, education reform efforts should focus on remedying the systemic inequities in access to resources and opportunities that cause those achievement gaps and prevent students from achieving at their full potential. This report from the Alliance for Quality Education and the Public Policy and Education Fund lays out how New York State is a leader in educational inequity, and how the state could go about reforming its system to ensure access and opportunity.

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