The Shakerite spoke with several students on their opinions of the achievement gap. We’ve compiled answers from seniors Ale Bliss, Jack Nemeth and Faride Bustamante as well as SGORR advisor Halle Bauer below:
Question: Do you believe there is an achievement gap at Shaker? With whom do you think the achievement gap is between? Race? Socioeconomic status?
Question: Do you think the achievement gap is a Shaker only problem? Why do you think there is an achievement gap?
Question: Do you think the school has taken the right steps in order to remedy the achievement gap? What are some ways that you think the achievement gap can be remedied?