Illinois Issues: The Racial Achievement Gap


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Illinois Issues features an online essay co-authored by Amanda Lewis, director of IRRPP and associate professor of African American studies and sociology, and John Diamond of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Lewis and Diamond write about achievement gaps, the role of educators in addressing the issue, and related findings from their co-authored book “Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequity Thrives in Good Schools.” The essay also features audio of an interview with Lewis, who is director of UIC Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy.

Essay from NPR’s Illinois Issues »