Kenneth K. Wong

Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance Studies, The Brookings Institution; Walter and Leonore Annenberg Chair for Education Policy, Professor of Urban Studies, International and Public Affairs, and Political Science, Brown University; Director, Urban Education Policy Program, Brown University


American Educational Research Journal

The Impact of Accountability on Racial and Socioeconomic Equity: Considering Both School Resources and Achievement Outcomes

Introduction The 1990’s was a watershed moment in American education reform. Prior to the start of the decade, in 1983, the newly formed National Commission on Excellence in Education produced a scathing 52-page report titled ​A Nation at Risk t​hat charged American education with mediocrity and lack of international competitiveness. If ​A Nation at Risk w​as a report card,…

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