Early Trade Buzz: The Black-White Achievement Gap

One of our new titles, The Black-White Achievement Gap: Why Closing It Is the Greatest Civil Rights Issue of Our Time by former U.S. Secretary of Education Dr. Rod Paige and Elaine Witty, Ed.D., has been attracting some early trade buzz that we would like to share with you.

“In this clarion call, Paige, a former secretary of education (2001–2005) and his sister, a noted educator, pursue two threads of thought: the quest for authentic African-American leadership and the black-white achievement gap….Their last chapter, ‘The Way Forward: A Call to Service,’ concludes with a useful, thought-provoking list of suggestions.” —Publishers Weekly

“Providing a wealth of level-headed insights on the phenomena levied as responsible for the achievement gap… The Black–White Achievement Gap does not enter into the fray of this contentious debate. Instead, it sounds a clarion call to today’s leaders of all races to put the nation’s children before party politics and confront head-on this towering obstacle to social justice, rightly considered, in light of the devastating consequences of academic underachievement, ‘the greatest civil rights issue of our time.’” —ForeWord Reviews

“Paige and Witty do offer real and practical solutions on every level from individual to organizational in a call to arms to address the issue at the last frontier in the civil-rights struggle. This is a passionate, well-researched look at a troubling—but solvable—social problem.” —Booklist

Thank you to all the great reviewers and publications!

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