Unfinished Business: Closing the Racial Achievement Gap in Our Schools

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Pedro A. Noguera, Jean Yonemura Wing
Wiley, Mar 31, 2006 - Education - 336 pages
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In this groundbreaking book, co-editors Pedro Noguera and Jean Yonemura Wing, and their collaborators investigated the dynamics of race and achievement at Berkeley High School–a large public high school that the New York Times called "the most integrated high school in America." Berkeley's diverse student population clearly illustrates the "achievement gap" phenomenon in our schools. Unfinished Business brings to light the hidden inequities of schools–where cultural attitudes, academic tracking, curricular access, and after-school activities serve as sorting mechanisms that set students on paths of success or failure.

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User Review  - Lauren - Goodreads

I enjoyed this book after living in the Bay Area and visiting Berkeley High School on behalf of my college for the past eight years, but was disappointed that it did not contain the broader ... Read full review

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User Review  - Bernadette - Goodreads

I would give this book 3.5 stars. Parts are really good (especially the first about structurally ingrained disparities at one of the nation's most celebrated public high schools), other parts drag. If you are interested in the topic it's definitely worth your time, and is a quick read. Read full review

Contents

Structuring Inequality at Berkeley High
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Integration Across Campus Segregation Across
87
The Discipline Gap and the Normalization
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About the author (2006)

Pedro A. Noguera is a professor in the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University and the co-director of the Institute for the Study of Globalization and Education in Metropolitan Settings.

Jean Yonemura Wing is Manager of Research and Best Practices for the New School Development Group of the Oakland Unified School District.

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