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The Children Left Behind: Addressing the Racial Achievement Gap in Education

The Children Left Behind: Addressing the Racial Achievement Gap in Education

By Mavra Choudhry

 

No child left behind. Not many take time to understand this phrase, brought to life by the Bush administration in 2001 and now ubiquitous to the point of cliché. Every day, educators promise us that every student will have an equal chance to succeed in their classrooms—a promise far too idealistic to be grounded in reality. It’s little wonder, then, that the pithy statement seems to apply only to white children. The world of education is far more limited for the kids that have been overlooked, the kids that have slipped through the cracks: the children of colour, the ones left behind.

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