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Achievement gap Presentation Transcript

  • 1. How important is closing the achievement gap?
  • 2. By 4th grade, Black and Latino students are on average nearly 3 academic years behind their white and Asian counterparts.
  • 3. On average, an American student drops out of high school every 26 seconds.
  • 4. On average, an American student drops out of high school every 26 seconds.
  • 5. Annually, the US spends $9,644 per student compared to $22,600 per prison inmate.
  • 6. High school graduates live up to 7 years longer than high school dropouts.
  • 7. A high school dropout is 8x more likely to be incarcerated than a college graduate.
  • 8. 90% of incoming freshman come from families in the top half of U.S. annual income distribution.
  • 9. Only about half the nation's African-American & Latino students graduate from high school on time.
  • 10. High school graduates will earn approximately $1 million less over their working lives than college graduates.
  • 11. An effective teacher is the single most important factor in boosting student achievement...
  • 12. ...more than class size, curriculum, or the dollars spent per student.
  • 13. An effective teacher is the single most important factor in boosting student achievement.