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Andrew Lazarow Wrt 205 Nieto explains in her reading that although there has been an improvement in multicultural education with such court cases as Brown Vs Board of Education, over the past 20 years school are becoming more separate and less equal. She specifically points at that the 90’s were especially bad and that most of the progress has been lost in the past 20 years that we made in the 15 years prior. Nieto mentions that there is a higher rate in ethnicities, such as Caucasians, of student taking classes that usually lead to success such as calculus. She brings up how taking a class like calculus means a higher chance at graduating college which on average has double the salary than someone who just graduates high school. Nieto doesn’t only bring up what classes multicultural students are taking; he also brings up where these students are learning and who is
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Unformatted text preview: teaching these students. Nieto believes that multicultural students are being put in places of the school such as the basement that is a metaphor for low status and little attention. She also mentions how the number of black teachers has been declining while the number of black students has been increasing. Nieto believe this is a problem because students find it easier to have a mentor that is of the same ethnicity and because there are less black teachers to show the students they can be successful. I do not believe the evidence that Nieto supplied the reader with is very credible. Nieto mentions such sources as Gray Orfield, but does not explain who he is or why I should believe what he says. There are also statistics from books that are not backed by a credible source....
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2012 for the course WRT 205 taught by Professor Yager during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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