Monitoring educational equity /

The challenge of monitoring disparities in educational achievement and opportunities shares some characteristics with other complex regulatory problems. For example, when Congress adopted the Clean Air Act (1970) nearly 50 years ago, it emphasized the importance of public health but provided no clea...

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Corporate Authors: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Board on Testing and Assessment (Researcher), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on National Statistics (Researcher), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education (Researcher)
Other Authors: Edley, Christopher F., 1953- (Editor), Koenig, Judith A. (Editor), Nielsen, Natalie, 1966- (Editor), Citro, Constance F. 1942- (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2019]
Series:Consensus study report.
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Summary:The challenge of monitoring disparities in educational achievement and opportunities shares some characteristics with other complex regulatory problems. For example, when Congress adopted the Clean Air Act (1970) nearly 50 years ago, it emphasized the importance of public health but provided no clear line for distinguishing clean air from dirty air. Most fundamentally, regulating pollution has required choices about what indicates that air is "polluted" for regulatory purposes, how to measure and monitor those indicators, and when the measured level of an indicator should trigger enforcement or other intervention. The statute provided few answers, or even a definitive list of "pollutants" to be regulated. Nor were there definitive answers in the Constitution, economics, the biological sciences, or epidemiology. Instead, definitions and decisions have been a continuous enterprise involving interpretations of vague statutory language, promulgation of hundreds of federal and state regulations, enforcement experience, research in multiple disciplines, and the turbulence of politics.
Item Description:"Prepublication copy uncorrected proofs."
Physical Description:1 online resource (229 pages) : illustrations (some color)
ISBN:9780309490191
0309490197