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?
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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Students by racial-ethnic group, Oct. 5, 2012, P.S. 163, gifted classes
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.
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