Roach, R. (2005). CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP: Who’s Going to Take the Weight? (Cover story). Black Issues in Higher Education, 22(7), 32-39. Retrieved from EBSCOhost.
The author Ronald Roach describes the educational policies that are being used to help bring equality to all students. The article highlights the No Child Left Behind Act and the Call for Action in Education plan. The Call for Action in Education plan was established by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). The Call for Action in Education plan was used prior to the No Child Left Behind Act. This article highlights many key ideas and perspectives of the NAACP. The Call to Action in Education plan detailed a five year plan to help reduce the racial differences in schools by fifty percent. Roach discusses the extra needed support of the government who is strictly concerned with the No Child Left Behind Policy. The NAACP feels that this policy does not focus enough on the racial disparities that are occuring within our education systems. The author shows a slight bias against the government’s plans. This does not effect the credibility of the article because when dealing with a touchy subject like race bias’ often occur. The author’s audience is individuals who want to learn more about the process that the NAACP goes through to get fair legislation passed. This article is very useful to help me understand what the NAACP fights for and what they work to achieve. It provides great knowledge about the type of legislation that the NAACP would like to see implemented.