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Policy Brief

Equality in Education: Progress, Problems and Possibilities

This brief highlights findings from "Educational Equality: 1966 and Now" by Marshall S. Smith and Jennifer O'Day, which observes that there is evidence of considerable progress toward the goal of equality of educational outcomes; gaps in achievement between African American and white students, and to a lesser extent between income groups, have been substantially reduced. 

Publication Date

June 1991