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Education in the United States has improved greatly from its early days, but it still has a long way to go. Standardized testing has developed to the point where all students are required to be on the same level, but there is a disturbing trend that shows certain groups failing to reach those standards more than others. Minorities fail the tests required to progress to the next level at alarmingly high rates when compared to their white classmates, and that is unacceptable for such a civilized country in the 21st century. Changes need to be made in order to enhance academic performance, decriminalize youth, lessen stereotype threats and mentor the historically marginalized students. Higher education is the best way to raise one's socioeconomic status, but it is impossible to get there if an entire group of students are unable to pass high school. Glorida Ladson-Billings wrote The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children to discuss culturally relevant pedagogy.She offered insight from
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This note was uploaded on 06/07/2011 for the course ALD 327 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '11 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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