vol. 21, no. 090, Oct. 4-11, 2007

ON THE COVER: When California’s Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O’Connell reported that students’ test scores went down and that achievement gaps are due to racial issues, many people took notice. Former teacher and Indy reporter Martha Sadler takes a look at the scores and some ideas on how to close the gap in this week’s cover story, starting here. Cover image by Justin Rose

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