Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Quick and the Ed

Sara over at The Quick and the Ed, notes that one of the top performing school's in Maryland has a huge achievement gap.

I know the picture is small, but the yellow line at the bottom is African Americans.

Now of course the achievement gap is no secret, it even has its own wikipedia entry, but is there any truly public school (not private, magnet, or charter) that has eliminated the achievement gap. Schools with less 20 or so African Americans don't count.

I know of several charter schools that have performed remarkably, but these are almost always 99% - 100% minority. If not, are there any schools that have practically eliminated it, come close. I know many schools that claim to have made progress (lowering it from 55% to 35%), but its easy to improve from horrible to bad.