Book-Class and Schools

Title: Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap

Author: Richard Rothstein

Published: 2004

Book Summary:

In Class and Schools, Rothstein presents an intriguing analysis of the correlation between social class and student achievement. He investigates how factors of social class, such as access to stable housing, adequate nutrition, and healthcare, influence students’ success in school. Rothstein demonstrates how these social issues perpetuate the black-white achievement gap and then presents his own suggestions for how policy makers can begin to close it.

“Rothstein has written a unique and powerful volume that needs to be read by scholars, policymakers, and practitioners who have the capacity to shape tomorrow” –Arthur Levine, President, Teachers College, Columbia University

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