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Achievement Gap

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Achievement Gap

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Achievement Gap

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The achievement gap between black and white school children is one of the most enduring dilemmas in the United States. And one of the most perplexing. Parents, schools and the nation's unresolved racial divide all get blamed. Neal Conan and guests examine the roots of the achievement gap.

Guests:

Claudio Sanchez
*NPR's education reporter

Amy Wilkins
*Partner, The Education Trust, a National Advocacy Group that seeks to narrow the achievement gap for minority students

Lawrence Burnley
*Ordained minister and graduate of Shaker Heights High School ('74)
*Volunteer at the Shaker Heights High School with the Minority Achievement Committee