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Sharma, Andy; Joyner, Ann Moss; Osment, Ashley – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2014
This study examines the impact of racial isolation on high school student performance in North Carolina, a state in the southeast United States. Our research goal is to investigate if increased isolation negatively impacts Black students' academic performance. Employing the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) dataset, we…
Descriptors: High School Students, African American Students, Racial Composition, Racial Factors
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Annamma, Subini; Morrison, Deb; Jackson, Darrell – Berkeley Review of Education, 2014
The focus on the achievement gap has overshadowed ways in which school systems constrain student achievement through trends of racial disproportionality in areas such as school discipline, special education assignment, and juvenile justice. Using Critical Race Theory, we reframe these racial disparities as issues of institutionalized racism.…
Descriptors: Disproportionate Representation, Critical Theory, Race, Racial Differences