Opinion: Addressing social, economic inequalities will fix achievement gap

12/28/2005 | Kansas City Star (Mo.), The

Kansas City Star columnist and editorial board member Lewis Diuguid says he agrees with economist Richard Rothstein's assessment of the achievement gap, which holds that closing the gap requires reducing social and economic inequities that limit opportunities for low-income children. Simply improving health care and housing for disadvantaged youngsters, says Rothstein, would boost their cognitive abilities, reduce absenteeism and eliminate many other obstacles to learning.

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