How come teachers this year are being told to break down their students into subgroups by race? Why does Shen have a lower expectation for minorities? How does Dr. Robinson feel about his kids being put to a lower expectation than everyone else?

Written by on March 30, 2017 in Grapevine

A.  If this is about how data is analyzed, we do numerous cross-tabulations to ensure that all students are in fact performing at the peak of their potential…gender, race, socio-economic. The focus is contrary to what you contend. The objective is in fact to see where students perform and to assess if there are any discriminative practices afoot that are being disguised by simply looking at the average for the entire population of student.