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James Coleman

1966 - James Coleman published Equality of Educational Opportunity. 

Coleman surveyed over 600,000 schoolchildren in over 4,000. Coleman had expected to find that the schools attended by black children received far less resources than other schools and that the resources schools received determined how well students did. But instead Coleman found that the important variables in predicting student achievement were family variables, such as whether the child’s parents were divorced. School resources had almost no independent effect on student outcomes.

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