The New York Times reports that researchers and a number of recent studies have shown that little progress is being made in test-score gaps between minority and white students. When President Bush authorized the No Child Left Behind Act, 2014 was set as the target date when this gap was to be closed. Now, only slight gains have been made for some grade levels. Test-score gaps are so large that, on average, African-American and Hispanic students in high school can read or write only at the average level white students achieve in junior high. Michael T. Nettles, a senior vice president for the Education Testing Service says that: “the gaps between African-Americans and whites are showing very few signs of closing.” The reports and their authors portray an educational landscape where test scores worsen through 12 years of public education…