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.
Education; Sociology and Anthropology
Arieira, Silvia, ""Not Done Fighting": a Sociological Investigation and Critical Analysis of the Washington, D.C. Public School System" (2011). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 1172.
Educational Sociology | Inequality and Stratification | Urban Education
washington, dc public schools, urban public schools
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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