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Amsing, Hilda T. A.; Bakker, Nelleke – History of Education, 2014
This paper addresses the question of whether the political debate concerning comprehensive schooling in the Netherlands between 1965 and 1979 was obscured by incompatible meanings of the concept of "equal opportunity". On the basis of an analysis of ministerial plans and parliamentary debates the conclusion is drawn that Dutch…
Descriptors: Educational History, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
Baker, Bruce; Levin, Jesse – American Institutes for Research, 2014
Pennsylvania has historically operated one of the nation's least equitable state school finance systems, and within that system exist some of the nation's most fiscally disadvantaged public school districts. The persistent inequalities of Pennsylvania's school finance system are not entirely a result of simple lack of effort, as policies intended…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Public Schools, Disadvantaged Schools, School Districts
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Jacobs, Lesley A. – Theory and Research in Education, 2010
Two approaches to making judgments about moral urgency in educational policy have prevailed in American law and public policy. One approach holds that educational policy should aspire to realizing equal opportunities in education for all. The other approach holds that educational policy should aspire to realizing adequate opportunities in…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Financial Support
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Cubero, Mercedes; Santamaría, Andrés; Rebollo, Mª Ángeles; Cubero, Rosario; García, Rafael; Vega, Luisa – Gender and Education, 2015
This article is focused on the analysis of the narratives produced by a group of teachers, experts in coeducation, while they were discussing their everyday activities. They are responsible for the implementation of a Plan for Gender Equality in public secondary schools in Andalusia (Spain). This study is based on contributions about doing gender…
Descriptors: Sex Fairness, Coeducation, Personal Narratives, Secondary School Teachers
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Cardenas-Rodríguez, Rocio; Terrón-Caro, Teresa; Vázquez Delgado, Blanca Delia; Cueva-Luna, Teresa Elizabeth – Journal of Latinos and Education, 2015
Education is an indispensable element for the development of society. In Latin America, the point of origin of most of the undocumented immigrants to the United States, equal opportunity in access to education and educational achievement is still pending. The study presented here focuses on the analysis of the expectations of female migrants via…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Females, Interviews, Equal Education
Mead, Julie F.; Green, Preston C., III – National Education Policy Center, 2012
This policy brief addresses the challenge of using charter school policy to enhance equal educational opportunity. Three overriding assumptions guide the brief's recommendations: (1) charter schools will be part of our public educational system for the foreseeable future; (2) charter schools are neither inherently good, nor inherently bad; and (3)…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, School Policy, Educational Policy, Educational Opportunities
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DeCesare, Tony – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2016
One of Amy Gutmann's important achievements in "Democratic Education" is her development of a "democratic interpretation of equal educational opportunity." This standard of equality demands that "all educable children learn enough to participate effectively in the democratic process." In other words, Gutmann demands…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Elementary Education, Role of Education, Equal Education
Achieve, Inc., 2013
This fact sheet explains that to thrive in today's world, all students will need to graduate with very strong math skills. That can only mean one thing: advanced math courses are now essential math courses. Highlights of this paper include: (1) Advanced math equals college success; (2) Advanced math equals career opportunity; and (3) Advanced math…
Descriptors: Mathematics Skills, Educational Needs, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude
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Cheng, Hercy N. H.; Wu, Winston M. C.; Liao, Calvin C. Y.; Chan, Tak-Wai – Computers & Education, 2009
Competition, despite its potential drawbacks, is an easily adopted and frequently used motivator in classrooms. Individual abilities, in the years of schooling, are inevitably different, and performance in competition is heavily ability dependent, resulting that more-able students always win while less-able students always lose. Students easily…
Descriptors: Competition, Student Motivation, Ability Grouping, Barriers
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McCormack, Tim; McBeth, Mark – Composition Forum, 2016
As Brian Huot and Ellen E. Schendel assert, when assessment has more than validation in mind, it "can become a means for proactive change" (208). In response to this idea of assessment as an optimistic and opportunistic enterprise, this article describes how the structural design of our "equal opportunity" writing program and…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Law Enforcement, Writing Instruction, Equal Education
Ogletree, Charles J., Jr., Ed.; Robinson, Kimberly Jenkins, Ed. – Harvard Education Press, 2015
In this ambitious volume, leading legal and educational scholars examine "San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez" (1973), the landmark US Supreme Court decision that held that the Constitution does not guarantee equality of educational opportunity. Charles J. Ogletree, Jr., and Kimberly Jenkins Robinson have brought…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Socioeconomic Status
Russo, Charles J. – School Business Affairs, 2009
The Supreme Court has played a crucial role in shaping education over ASBO International's first century of existence. Accordingly, this column, the first of two on the Supreme Court and education, inaugurates ASBO's centennial year with a retrospective look at key cases that were litigated in K-12 school settings around the issue of equal…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Finance
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Ben-Porath, Sigal – Theory and Research in Education, 2013
The expectation that schools resuscitate civic virtues and create a vibrant civic and public sphere competes with a more powerful contemporary demand on schools, namely, that they generate equal opportunity and mobility, especially for poor and minority youth. This equal opportunity is framed solely in the context of grades on standardized tests.…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Civics, Equal Education, Academic Achievement
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Superfine, Benjamin Michael – Review of Educational Research, 2010
Judicial decisions focusing on equal educational opportunity involve significant issues of educational governance and often involve explicit questions about the extent to which authority to make educational decisions should be centralized or decentralized across various institutions and entities. This review aims at clarifying scholars'…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Desegregation, School Choice, Courts
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Verstegen, Deborah A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2015
Is public education equitable and does it provide an equal opportunity to all children and youths? Equity in public school funding is a critical issue facing all communities and has been addressed by the courts in all but five states. A key focus is on funding gaps between rich and poor school districts. Recently, attention has turned to the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Public Schools, Educational Finance, Resource Allocation
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