Abstract

Since the 1954 U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brown versus The Board of Education of Topeka, much of America's educational system has remained segregated. With decades of consistent under-performing scores in urban school districts throughout the nation, strong efforts have begun to take shape in an attempt to fix these problems. My study examines the success of DCPS reform efforts in the past decade through students' academic achievement and graduation rates. Specifically, in DCPS, student performance is tested through the DC Comprehensive Assessment System and therefore research used this data to establish academic achievement.

Advisor

Gunn, Raymond

Department

Education; Sociology and Anthropology

Disciplines

Educational Sociology | Inequality and Stratification | Urban Education

Publication Date

2011

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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