The growing opportunity and achievement gaps between and within school divisions in the Richmond, Virginia area are a concern of late. Educational experts and researchers attribute these disparities in part to factors such as less- qualified teachers, poor curricula, and inferior school facilities that are linked to racially and socioeconomically isolated schools. To help reverse the widening student opportunity and achievement gaps that are related to economic and racial isolation, there is a need to explore ways to advance educational equity and excellence in Richmond area schools.
Richardson, Damon; Maltby, Brian; Koontz, Joseph; and Bhagat, Ram
"A Regional Approach to School Diversity: The Possibility, Feasibility, and Desirability,"
The William and Mary Educational Review: Vol. 3
, Article 10.
Available at: http://publish.wm.edu/wmer/vol3/iss1/10