The achievement gap is a concept that has been prevalent in educational discourse in the United States since the civil rights movement of the 1960s, though the concept has its beginnings in the post-Civil War era, the Great Migration, and the growth in immigration in the early 20th century.
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Spires, Robert. “Achievement Gap.” In the Encyclopedia of World Poverty, edited by Mehmet Odekon, 6-8. Thousand Oaks, Ca: SAGE Publications, Inc. 2015.