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Great Expectations

In order to counter low expectations of poor and minority children, educators need to believe that students are capable of performing at high-quality levels, despite their socio-economic status. If they do not, they will have a hard time convincing these students that time spent in the classroom is worth their while, according to Robin L. Flanigan in this American School Board Journal article examining educators' efforts to raise student expectations. Part of the ASBJ's special report on improving achievement.

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