Perspectives on Race

A Discussion about Events Concerning Race

Racial Achievement in Schools

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Below is a link to an interesting article on racial achievement in the school system, and more specifically, the minority achievement gap. What does this mean for the minority children with higher potential than often assumed? To what extent is segregation lower-level and upper-level children beneficial for learning abilities and capacities?

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=114298676&ps=cprs

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Written by carlyeg

November 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm

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  1. The story does show that often the grouping by level acts in a racialized way. It is sad to see that in classes the students of race segregate and the teacher ends up leaving out half of the class. There is some hope. The class that includes all levels of students, which in turn ensures a racially mixed class, seems to work. I have always felt that this works. Putting various levels together does not bring the top down but rather raises the bottom up.

    briangaw

    November 9, 2009 at 5:37 am


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