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Increasing the Number of Minority Students in Accelerated Classes JENNIFER DAO KELSEY DREA STEPHANIE YUNG
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Who are considered as minorities in math? o African Americans o Latinos o Native Americans “The mathematics classroom is one of the most segregated places in the United States” (Walker 48). Non-minority students continue to outperform minority students at every grade level (Holloway 84) Although poor mathematics performance cuts across all cultural groups in the U.S, "African American Students continue to perform poorly in school mathematics" (Ladson-Billings 697). What is the topic?
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A) Minorities are not as prepared at home or in previous schooling B) Teachers discourage/don't support minorities students C) Minorities are influenced by their peers to stay in regular classes D) Minorities do not have the resources E) Minorities aren't smart enough Why do you think minorities are not taking advanced math classes?
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“one-third of the achievement gap in mathematics was due to course-taking differences" (Walker 48). 43% of students in Illinois are minorities There are over 20,000,000 minority students in the USA Proceeding the civil rights era that declared literacy as a key to full citizenship, "Bob Moses, one of the stalwarts of the civil rights movement has argued that mathematical literacy represents the "new" civil rights battleground (Ladson-Billings 698). Why is it “Hot”?
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2011 for the course CI 401 taught by Professor Poetzel during the Fall '11 term at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

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