Set of Skills Students Taught In School Associated With Race, Class Size


A University of Kansas research finds range of skills students taught in school is linked to race and class size.

The study is not pointing judgment at states or districts that are found were teaching fewer skills, but instead on the effect that school accountability laws have seemingly had on perpetuating inequality within underserved communities. According to Argun Saatcioglu, a KU associate professor of education and courtesy professor of sociology, "While school accountability laws were enacted to address the inequalities in our nation's public school system, our findings suggest these laws may be hurting the children they were intended to benefit."

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