Equity Within Reach: Insights from the Front Lines of America's Achievement Gap

Equity Within Reach: Insights from the Front Lines of America's Achievement Gap

Teach for America corps members, who work in some of the nation's lowest-income communities, identify low expectations and poor teacher quality as more significant causes of an education achievement gap in those communities than lack of funding. Equity Within Reach: Insights From the Front Lines of America's Achievement Gap (22 pages, PDF) distills the results from a survey of more than two thousand Teach For America teachers and argues that dedicated teachers and principals can change academic outcomes low-income communities despite myriad external challenges.