The Gadfly recently rounded up a couple of stories pointing out that it's not just urban districts that have achievement gaps: "An alarming number of middle-class African-American
students in suburban schools are having a difficult time passing the
state's high school exit exams in algebra, English, biology, and
"Blacks in suburbs failing Md. exams," Baltimore Sun
"Area Schools' Success Obscures Lingering Racial SAT Gap," Washington Post
It's not a secret to anyone in the Chicago area, given Evanston's long-running struggles with this, as well as persistent gaps in some higher-performing CPS schools. But folks sometimes forget, or don't know.
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