Gaps in Education Excellence, History of Wind
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 437
- Dec 3, 2016
- 1:42:41 mins
Excellence Gaps in Education Guest: Sara Hacken, Member of Alpine School District School Board, Recent Winner of Utah’s Teacher of the Year Award; Jonathan Plucker, PhD, Co-author of “Excellence Gaps in Education,” Professor of Talent Development at John Hopkins University School of Education The last decade under No Child Left Behind saw a lot of money and resources poured into bringing children up to a minimum level of achievement. Minority and low-income students consistently lag behind their white and wealthy peers. But there’s another kind of achievement gap in American education that has received less attention. Their called “excellence gaps” because they happen at the upper end of the achievement spectrum, the children scoring off the charts on standardized tests, sometimes called “gifted” or “advanced.” Up there, the evidence is clear that white, wealthy students have an overwhelming advantage and we’ve made no progress in shrinking the gap between them and their Black, Hispanic, Native American or low-income peers. History of Wind Guest: Bill Streever, Biologist and Affiliate Faculty Member with the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Author of “And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind” Biologist Bill Streever must not like sitting in an office much. For each of his last three books, he’s put himself at the mercy of extreme weather: first heat, then cold, and now wind. Streever is an affiliate faculty member at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, but he splits his time on a sailboat currently in Central America.