There has been a groundswell of interest in the field lately in understanding racial disparities in learning outcomes not as an “achievement gap” but as an “opportunity gap.” Why? And what does that distinction really mean?
In this special Opinion collection, researchers and educators explore how even subtle language distinctions can reflect and inform how we think about student potential. Original research from the EdWeek Research Center rounds out this project with a nationally representative survey on teachers’ attitudes, perceptions, and language choices surrounding disparities in student outcomes.
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