For decades, education experts and advocates have pushed for reform to help close the national achievement gap between low and high-income students. But, as a new study shows, that gap has failed to close over the past 50 years.
The study was published today in EducationNext, an academic journal published by Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
Paul Peterson, editor of EducationNext and a co-author of the study. He's also a Henry Lee Shattuck Professor of Government and Director of the Program on Education Policy and Governance at Harvard's Kennedy School.
Barbara Fields, member of the Black Educators Alliance of Massachusetts and the former head of the Office of Equity for Boston Public Schools.
This segment aired on March 18, 2019.