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Advancing Creative Solutions to Assure Fairness and Excellence in Education

Only 9 percent of South Carolinas poor and near-poor 8th grade students scored proficient or advanced in reading in 1998, while 29 percent of students from middle-class and affluent families scored proficient or better.
Miles To Go South Carolina (2002)

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Redeeming the American Promise
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Click to view the full article (PDF) Report of the Panel on Educational Opportunity and Postsecondary Desegregation (1995, 134 pages)

In 1992 the Supreme Court ruled that states must eliminate all remnants of officially imposed segregation from public colleges and universities. SEF believes U.S. v. Fordice offers Southern states the chance to develop effective solutions to enduring educational problems associated with race and income in order to benefit the whole nation. This report, the product of a diverse panel of experts, details the policies, actions and programs required to meet the promise of equal educational opportunity.

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