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Unformatted text preview: on their academic abilities is good because it allows students to learn at an appropriate level. A student who can read at a speed of 125 words per minute should not be in the same English class as a person who only reads 50 words per minute. On the opposite end, there is a downfall to this idea of separation of classes. Students are put into certain groups and therefore they become stereotyped into certain categories. A person at a high intelligent level may be called a "brain" while a person at a low intelligent level may be called "stupid". The students therefore form an identity with the group they belong to and use this identity to predict their future success. For example, a person of low intelligent probably does not feel much hope for obtaining a white collar job and he probably feels he has to resort to a blue collar job based on his academic status. h h...
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