Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Thankfully, my school district still utilizes tracking. Our student population is approximately 60%-40% white-black, but the sad thing is the upper tracks are woefully devoid of many black students. And even among those few in the upper tracks, I've personally witnessed the phenomenon that Lee and Cosby have denounced: extremely bright young black boys and girls who purposely do not do well for fear of being hassled by their peers. It is quite frustrating for teachers -- teachers, who, by the way, constantly are vigilant for black students to move "up" to higher tracks.
UPDATE: Fixed link. Blogger foo.