The 50-Year Fight - Solutions For Closing The Achievement Gap: Part I - What Is The Achievement Gap?

Special Event | September 9 | 8 a.m. |  WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education; Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor, American University

 WBUR (90.9 FM, Boston's NPR station)

On Point, a weekly radio show hosted by WBUR's Meghna Chakrabarti and David Folkenflik, will explore the achievement gap in a four-part series.

The first show in the series on Sept. 9 features Prudence L. Carter, Dean of Berkeley's Graduate School of Education, and Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a New York Times best-selling author, and 2016 National Book Award Winner in Nonfiction, Professor of History and International Relations, and the Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center at American University.

"The gap" is everywhere — not just urban districts, and not just districts known for low-performing schools. Carter and Kendi talk about why the gap between educational achievement for white students and students of color has been so intractable; where it came from; and whether we should be calling it the achievement gap at all, or the opportunity gap. Is it about students’ lack of achievement, or the lack of opportunities they’re being offered?

Listen to the live broadcast at 8:00 a.m. PT on Monday, Sept. 9; with a re-broadcast at 5:00 p.m. PT.

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