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Anderson, Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2012
This article criticizes the view that, if cultural factors within the black community explain poor educational outcomes for blacks, then blacks should bear all of the disadvantages that follow from this. Educational outcomes are the joint, iterated product of schools' responses to students' and parents' culturally conditioned conduct. Schools are…
Descriptors: African American Community, Race, Educational Objectives, Low Achievement
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Anderson, Elizabeth – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
Adam Swift objects to private schools on the grounds of equal opportunity and efficiency, and to both private and selective public schools on the grounds of solidarity and improving the academic achievement of less advantaged students. I argue that private schools are not inefficient, and that a meritocratic ideal of equality of opportunity in…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Academic Achievement