Reading Reflection #2

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Stacey Yip EDS 136/139 Sarah Simpson 11 April 2011 Reading Reflection #2 After reading the first NPR piece, “Racial Achievement Gap Still Plagues Schools,” I was appalled to learn that schools still have such racist underlying tones. I suppose I was always naïve to the fact that minorities, especially those of Latino and African descent, did not receive the same attention in classes and by teachers that other students of white and Asian background did. It is absolutely ridiculous that black students felt ignored in their high level tracks, such as Haneef Quinn, who said that the teachers “left them in the dust” (Solomon). My eyes were really opened to how tracking increases the achievement gap, and while I can see the pros and cons of both high and low level tracking, it is sad to think that minority students feel the need to switch into lower level tracks to be more comfortable. After reading this piece, I think that tracking is definitely something that needs to be reformed. Tracking is described in Rubin’s
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2011 for the course EDS 136 taught by Professor Chung,l during the Spring '08 term at UCSD.

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