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LAI350 No Child Left Behind Response

LAI350 No Child Left Behind Response - Kohl pg 89 101...

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Kohl: pg 89 – 101 Excellence, Equality, and Equity In the early 1900’s, country began to conform to standards in education; standards for penmenship, arithmetic, etc. The military in the 1910 – 1920’s created a standardized test to give to people joining the military, to see where they placed. Put a huge emphasis on the need for writing, reading, etc. rather than physical skills (oddly enough, as Kohl put) “though if I had to serve, I’d rather be under someone who had fifteen years’ experience leading a construction gang than someone who had put in fifteen years on Chaucer”(90). In 1925 in Louisville, blacks performed equally as well as whites on the exam. White’s embarrassed so they changed the results to what they thought was okay. (i.e. whites better than blacks) “And as these tests make perfectly clear, excellence is a matter of judgment” (91). Example is a school in southern Texas where principle had a huge sign in front of school with beaming white children that had brand new lunchboxes. The school was 100% Mexican children;
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