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The Global Relationship Between Classroom Content And Unequal Educational Outcomes

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Also can you be a more descriptive about the types of advocacy groups Gates is funding, what issues they focus on, and how many are start ups that rely heavily on the Gates’ funding?

Thanks William Schmidt for sharing us eye opening article. I total agree with these articles. Somebody has to take first step of improvement. In today's world without education nothing possible. For better future very child should be given proper education.

I work in a Title I school. I would extend your analysis beyond math to the arts and beyond. The life experience and extra-curriculars which kids in well-resourced communities regularly take advantage of put the kids in under resourced areas at a great disadvantage. To shorten the experience to focus on Math and Reading/Language Arts widens the gap further.

Thank you for highlighting what Bill Cosby called the "subtle racism of lowered expectations"

How might you separate out the effects of tracking from the effects of weaker performance in previous math classes? Tracking, per se, turns into something else at the high school level: placement in math classes that represent a logical next step given the student's level of mastery at the end of the previous year's math class. In math, more so than most other subjects other than foreign language, students can't skip over material they haven't yet learned in order to be placed in a "higher level" class.

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