The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

February 24, 2010 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
The Thomas B. Fordham Institute
1016 16th Street NW
7th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
United States

The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time

by Rod Paige, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Elaine Witty, former Dean of Education at Norfolk State University

This bold book provides a wake-up call—and explicit challenge—to black leaders and communities nationwide. It traces the history of the achievement gap, examines popular explanations for it, and offers strong suggestions for closing it. This, the authors forcefully argue, would do more to advance racial equality and social justice in America than any other civil rights strategy available today.

Presenter:

Rod Paige, Former U.S. Secretary of Education

Discussants:

Hugh B. Price, Former President and CEO, National Urban League

James Forman, Jr., Professor, Georgetown Law School
 

Moderator:

Chester E. Finn, Jr., President, Thomas B. Fordham Institute

 

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