"A child's learning is the funtion more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Segregated Schools, Upper West Side Style

U. S. schools have been using standardized tests now for a hundred years to sort and segregate by race and class.  How long can it continue?  


A Major Gap in Gifted Programs

The city started using tests as the main determinant of entry to gifted programs in 2008. Since 2009, the number of schools offering such classes has fallen, especially in minority areas of the city like central Brooklyn, southeast Queens and the Bronx. Related Article »
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of the population is
with gifted programs,
2012-13
CLOSED
highlighted
FIFTH GRADE
FOURTH GRADE
THIRD GRADE
SECOND GRADE
FIRST GRADE
Students by racial-ethnic group, Oct. 5, 2012, P.S. 163, gifted classes
KINDERGARTEN
Majority
ELEMENTARY
SCHOOLS
Schools where
gifted programs
have closed
since 2009
The city would not release citywide racial breakdowns of individual gifted classes. But at P.S. 163 on the Upper West Side, gifted classes tend to separate whites and Asians from blacks and Hispanics.
White or Asian
HISPANIC
OTHER RACE
WHITE
ASIAN
BLACK
BRONX
MANHATTAN
QUEENS
STATEN ISLAND
BROOKLYN
Black or Hispanic
P.S. 163

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