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DeBray, Elizabeth; Blankenship, Ann Elizabeth – Peabody Journal of Education, 2013
Congress's role in defining and promoting equality of educational opportunity has evolved over the past 55¬†years since "Brown v. Board of Education." Most recently, all three branches of the federal government have focused more on equality of educational opportunity for "individual" students rather than for protected classes.…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Government Role, Federal Government, Federal State Relationship
Rebell, Michael A. – Campaign for Educational Equity, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2011
Raising academic standards and eliminating achievement gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students are America's prime national educational goals. Current federal and state policies, however, largely ignore the fact that the childhood poverty rate in the United States is 21%, the highest in the industrialized world, and that poverty…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Low Income Students, Constitutional Law, Equal Protection